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Touching photo of Israeli nurse breastfeeding Palestinian baby goes viral

Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent

Published on: June 11, 2017 | Updated on: June 11, 2017

The heart-warming story will restore your faith in humanity.

Nurse Ula Ostrowski-Zak with baby Yaman Abu Ramila. (Hadassah International Facebook)

Nurse Ula Ostrowski-Zak with baby Yaman Abu Ramila. (Hadassah International Facebook)

In the midst of the Israel-Palestine conflict, a heart warming photo has emerged of a Jewish nurse breastfeeding a Palestinian baby after his parents were in a deadly car accident.

Baby Yaman Abu Ramila's father had been killed in the crash and his mother was in critical condition at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Israel, reveals a report by Ynet News. Jewish nurse, Ula Ostrowski-Zak had attempted for hours to give the nine-month-old milk from a bottle, but he refused. The child's aunts requested the nurse if she could arrange someone to nurse him.

Ula, a mother of three, didn't think twice about what she was about to do and decided to breastfeed the infant herself. "I watched him settle comfortably in my arms," the nurse said in a press release by the hospital. Adding it felt natural and the baby feel off to sleep peacefully. Ula said the child had gone through a traumatic incident and nursing him felt no different from doing it for her own children.

Ula also revealed his aunts were surprised that a Jewish woman would agree to nurse a Palestinian baby and were extremely grateful. She fed little Yaman five times during her shift .

The baby’s aunt’s worried about what would happen after her shift ended. But, the nurse took care of that too. She posted on the La Leche League, a Facebook group for nursing mothers requesting if someone could take over when she wasn't there. The reactions were astonishing. Hundreds of people responded within just a few hours and were volunteering from far off if needed.

Ula’s story is a true act of kindness that can only help restore one's faith in humanity.

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