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The girl's uncle took her to a clinic in the Arab-Israeli city Friday night after finding her in a lethargic state at her parent's home. The clinic's staff instructed him to immediately transfer her to a hospital.
The girl, who barely responded to her surroundings, was admitted to Meir Hospital's intensive care unit at 3 am. Hospital officials said the infant was suffering from cannabis poisoning.
An acquaintance of the family told Ynet that the girl's father is a drug addict. "Yesterday (Friday) he apparently smoked hashish in his house and left the remainder of the joint on the floor. The girl, who was playing in the same room, ate it," he said.
"A short while later she began to cry. The father's brother arrived and decided to take her to a local clinic. The father and brother took her to the clinic on foot because they did not think her life was in danger. The father then fled the scene," the man told Ynet.
Hospital officials reported the incident to the police. Officers from the Tayibe police station tracked the girl's parents down. The 18-year-old mother is at the hospital, while the father was located nearby.
The uncle, who was questioned by police, is not suspected of any wrongdoing.
Hassan Shaalan contributed to the report
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