Police have arrested a couple from east Jerusalem suspected of abusing their infant child, a police statement read.
The Police opened an investigation of the suspected parents after receiving a complaint by the hospital, where the infant had been hospitalized a few days prior, suffering from severe bruises on most of his body.
On Tuesday, the suspected parents, residents of east Jerusalem's Old City, were arrested by the police and taken in for questioning. They have rejected all accusations made against them, N12 reported, claiming that they have three other children, all of whom seem to be healthy and in good condition.
The police are expected to ask the court to extend their arrest later today, as they investigate the incident and try to verify the parents' version.