A dead fetus was found in a garbage bin at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center south of Tel Aviv on Saturday.
The gruesome discovery was made by a passerby, who alerted authorities.
A spokesman for the medical center said Saturday that the fetus was approximately 12 weeks old developmentally and that it had “no connection” to the hospital.
The fetus was transferred to the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute in Tel Aviv.
Police launched an investigation into who left the fetus in the bin and under what circumstances.