Last Sunday afternoon, a Jewish mother who had just given birth to a boy in Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem left her room to take her son from the ward’s nursery. Upon arrival, however, she discovered her son’s bassinet was empty, ARUTZ SHEVA reports.
Shaare Zedek staff began looking into the possibility that the baby had been kidnapped or switched by someone with another mother’s baby and taken off hospital premises.
After half an hour of relentless searching, the mother finally found her son in the arms of an Arab woman. The Arab woman, who had also given birth to a son in Shaare Zedek just a few days beforehand, was “amazed” to discover she had been taking care of a strange baby. The Arab woman’s baby had been left in the nursery when she took the Jewish mother’s son.
After the incident, Shaare Zedek worked to reassure the Jewish family, who insisted hospital staff evaluate the baby’s health and tell them whether their baby had been fed by the Arab mother in the meantime. Read more at ARUTZ SHEVA.