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A baby who was born yesterday (Thursday) in a home birth in Gush Etzion died at Shaare Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem today.

The baby was taken to the hospital in critical condition, where doctors were forced to declare him dead.

The birth was the first for the mother, a 40-year-old woman who had the assistance of a doula. The mother is also hospitalized in stable condition.