Israeli Surgery, Medical Invention Save Baby Born with Rare
Ahmed and Tamam, a couple from the Arab village of Kfar Kassam, 12 miles east of Tel Aviv, named their baby girl Ibtihaj (meaning “joy”), and it’s not hard to understand why.

Ibtihaj was born with a rare defect, omphalocele, in which the intestines and sometimes other organs develop outside the abdomen in a sac. The condition was noticed on a prenatal ultrasound and their local doctor advised them to have an abortion.