A Jewish pediatric nurse stepped in to breastfeed a 9-month-old Palestinian baby after his parents were in a deadly car accident.
The couple and their baby from Hebron — a Palestinian city in Israel’s West Bank — were in a car accident on June 2 that killed the father and left the mother seriously injured, according to YNet News. The mother, who sustained a major head injury since she wasn’t wearing a seatbelt when their car collided head-on with a bus, and her baby, Yaman, were brought to the pediatric emergency room at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem for treatment.
With the mother in no condition to breastfeed her baby boy, his aunts tried to bottle feed him, but Yaman, who only sustained minor injuries, refused to eat for seven hours and continued to cry.
The aunts approached a Jewish pediatric nurse, Ula Ostrowski-Zak, and asked for help. Ostrowski-Zak, who is a …
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