Israel Meir managed to escape pure heartbeat but his wife and son remain behind • Now he is trying to rescue them through legal battle • "I need you", he addressed the people of Israel
Guatemalan sect (illustration)
The crimes of pure sect are long overdue: violence, terror, starvation, humiliation and minor marriages are just the tip of the iceberg. Through fundraising, one of those who managed to escape the sect is trying to get the funds needed to fight for the rescue of his toddler son and his family - half a million shekels
These same minor marriages lead to parenting at an unusual age. One of those young fathers is Israel Meir who managed to escape from the cult a few months ago - five years after his parents led him and his family to a pure heart, the cult of "Rabbi" Shlomo Halbranz. His story extracted from there was published on the "Fact" program on Channel 12, with the team being severely attacked by members of the cult.
In an attempt to escape hell in the cult, Israel Amir had to leave behind his wife and child - in an attempt to extricate them when he was in the free world. Now that he has been in Israel for several months, Israel is working to promote a struggle for the rescue of his family and baby son from the jaws of the cult.
Israel was only 17 when he was forced to marry his 15-year-old wife whom he had not seen before, since all the community's girls are covered in black veil. His son was born just a few months ago in the Guatemalan forest, when Israel had to find a solution to the severe hunger from which his son had escaped, when he was only allowed to meet with him once a week. The rest of the week, he was committed to learning and serving the cult administration, which has become increasingly extreme as the years go by. Among other things, the sect heads are prohibiting the delivery of breast milk to the baby - forcing Israel to evacuate his son to the hospital, with the baby between his hands - on the verge of death.
No one cries and no one cries, that's the way it is in pure heart. Parents, even children, are all silent as a mesmerizing witness, "he said of the cult feelings." And you, as a child, are left alone with terror and fear. On the days and nights the strict laws of pure heart do not leave you, you must not sleep on your stomach, for fear that something is forbidden. Must not play with the sisters, Do not hug a mother, Do not talk small talk, Do not enjoy anything sweet, Do not have a week, Do not play, Do not have a child "
"In vain, I have escaped the cult, wounded in body and mind but firmly in my mind, my son will not grow up like that, he will grow on the grass in Israel, he will see his grandmother, he will know his cousins. He will speak Hebrew and will love my land of Israel. Ever since I landed in Israel, I discovered that this is really a land of milk and honey, and I realized that in order to save my brother and sisters and baby, a comprehensive legal battle must be fought, for such a struggle I need you, good people, "he addressed the surfers. "I need you to help me fund it, because alone - I probably won't. Help me bring the children home with a pure heartbeat."