Surgeons at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem separated conjoined twins in utero.
The babies shared a placenta and major blood vessels. Their lives were in danger in the womb of their 25-year-old mother, from a Palestinian village, who was in her 20th week of pregnancy.
The babies' blood supply was separated using a laser device inserted in the womb.
Meanwhile, an Israeli business daily reported that Hadassah Medical Center's debt to its suppliers is reportedly about $2.65 million, and it can’t pay the bill.
Calcalist, a publication of Yediot Achronot, noted that the hospital does not receive any Israeli government support, as it is owned by Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America.
The organization lost about $90 million in the Madoff Ponzi scheme, after which it cut its annual support to the hospital, according to Yediot Achronot.