Date: Sunday, 01 April 2018
The boy was found unconscious and taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead
The boy was found unconscious and taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The teacher was questioned by police.
Earlier Wednesday the boy’s mother took him to a hospital because he didn’t feel well. He was given medication and discharged, and returned to the day care center, on Har Zion Street. During naptime, the teacher reportedly noticed that he wasn’t breathing.
Between 2010 and 2017, a total of 17 children of asylum seekers died in preschool or day care facilities in Israel. However in the last year and a half no such deaths have been registered.
The Tel Aviv municipality said the circumstances of the toddler’s death are not clear yet, so could not respond to this incident specifically. “The Labor and Social Affairs Ministry is responsible for frameworks for children aged 0 to 3,” the city said.