Baby hospitalized after botched circumcision

Doctors expect reattachment procedure to be successful

Ilan Ben Zion, a reporter at the Associated Press, is a former news editor at The Times of Israel. He holds a Masters degree in Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University and an Honors Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Jewish Studies, and English.

A two-day-old boy from a Galilee village was rushed to a Haifa hospital on Friday after a botched circumcision.

The infant’s Muslim parents brought their child to Rambam Medical Center in Haifa after the ritual circumciser accidentally dismembered the child’s penis.

Urologists and surgeons worked to reattach the detached organ and said they expect the procedure to be successful.

This is the second time in the past month that the Rambam Medical Center has dealt with a misperformed circumcision.

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