Baby girl abandoned on busy Jerusalem street
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Baby girl abandoned on busy Jerusalem street

2-day-old Usa'ma left on house doorstep with umbilical cord still intact; note from mother in Arabic found on her person

Yifa Yaakov is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Jerusalem's busy Hanevi'im Street (photo credit: Abir Sultan/Flash90)
Jerusalem's busy Hanevi'im Street (photo credit: Abir Sultan/Flash90)

A baby girl was found Saturday on one of Jerusalem’s busiest streets after she was abandoned by her mother with the umbilical cord still intact.

A note written in Arabic was found on the girl’s person. “This is my baby Usa’ma -– take care of her,” it read.

The baby, who was dressed in a pink suit and appeared to be about two days old, was left on the doorstep of a house on the capital’s busy Hanevi’im Street on Saturday morning.

She was discovered by a boy who was playing nearby, the son of the residents of the house. He alerted his parents, who immediately called the police.

The infant was then rushed to Hadassah Medical Center, where it was determined that there was no threat to her life.

Police were working to identify and locate the infant’s parents.

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