Police lifted a media ban
Wednesday on the initial findings of a postmortem carried out on the body of a
baby who may have been abused, and revealed that the infant suffered from a
The four-month-old baby died on Sunday, several days
after arriving at the hospital with internal injuries along with his twin
sister, who has since recovered.
Speaking a remand hearing for the baby's
father held at the Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court, a police representative said the
injuries were fresh, and could not have been caused by genetic problems, a viral
infection, or a vaccination, as claimed by the parents.
extended the father's remand by five days, and said in its ruling that the
investigation was in its "final lap." The judge said it appeared that the baby
was injured by a physical act rather than a disease or a yoga exercise - a
reference to speculation earlier in the week that the babies may have been hurt
during a 'baby yoga' session.
The baby's mother is under house
A funeral was held for the baby boy on Tuesday afternoon,
attended by both parents with a police escort. The parents deny harming the