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Newborn baby found abandoned in cardboard box on Acre street

Infant found still bleeding from umbilical cord rushed to hospital, appears healthy and in good condition

A newboard baby was found abandoned in this cardboard box in Acre on August 4, 2022. (Israel Police)
A newboard baby was found abandoned in this cardboard box in Acre on August 4, 2022. (Israel Police)

A newborn baby was found abandoned in a cardboard box in the northern city of Acre on Thursday.

A passerby found the infant, believed to be only a few days old, and called the police.

First responders from the Magen David Adom emergency services group rushed the child to the Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya.

The baby was conscious and in good condition, apart from some bleeding around the area of the umbilical cord. He was transferred to the hospital’s maternity ward.

A medic tends to a newborn found abandoned in the street in Acre, August 4, 2022 (Israel Police)

Police have opened an investigation into the incident.

The Acre Municipality said investigators were scanning security footage from the area in an attempt to locate the person who left the baby on the street.

The baby had been abandoned in Acre’s historical Old City, on a street near the Museum of the Underground Prisoners.

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