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A passerby in Herzliya on Wednesday discovered a bag containing what appeared to be a dead fetus near a grocery store's parking lot. Police launched an investigation.

The object was transferred to Abu Kabir Institute of Forensic Medicine for testing, where it emerged that the object was nothing more than a banana, Channel 10 reported.

At around 11 A.M., the passerby saw a suspicious black bag near a Mega grocery store, suspecting that its contents may be a human fetus.

Magen David Adom paramedics arrived at the scene, pronounced the fetus dead and called the police.

Last month, a dead fetus that was found at a laundromat in the West Bank settlement of Mishor Adumim. It apparently arrived there in a laundry shipment from Assaf Harofeh Medical Center.