A premature infant that was delivered stillborn and pronounced dead Sunday night at a hospital in Israel was later determined to be alive while being prepared for burial in the early hours of Monday morning.

The female and her male twin were delivered in the mother's 22nd week of pregnancy at Holy Family Hospital in Nazareth.

They were pronounced dead shortly after delivery, the Jerusalem Post reported Monday.

As the family prepared the bodies for burial, the father noticed that the female twin was alive. An uncle rushed the premature infant to the home of Dr. Aziz Daraushe, director of Haemek Hospital's intensive care unit and a resident of Ichsal — the same town in which the family lived.

The preemie was brought back to Haemek Hospital in Afula where she was determined to be alive — however, she died later that night.

Police are investigating whether the hospital was negligent.

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