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A couple arrived today (Tuesday) with a baby in Tel Aviv to fly on a Ryanair flight to Brussels. While the couple had intended to fly with their baby, the child did not have his own ticket. The two were asked to pay for the baby's ticket, leading to an argument. The couple then left the baby in his stroller and went to passport control.

Channel 12 News reported that the flight attendants spotted the abandoned baby and quickly called the Israel Police. The police acted quickly in order to find the parents who had advanced towards the flight, and brought them back. The two were taken for questioning after being reunited with their child.

The manager of the Ryanair station said: "All the workers today are in shock, we have never encountered anything like this. We couldn't believe what we were seeing."

Officials at the Airports Authority told Channel 12 News that the couple had arrived late after the flight's counters were closed. According to them, the couple attempted to reach the security check and left the baby by the conveyor belts. "Since the couple did not have boarding passes for everyone, they were turned back and took the baby," they added.