How a single Israeli mother of three saved the life of her unborn baby
By Elad Shalev, Staff ReporterThe story of how a single woman in a small Israeli town, with no media outlet and a small social media presence, saved the lives of her three-week-old daughter and her newborn son is one of the more amazing stories of recent times.
According to reports, Israeli police arrested the mother and her three children in mid-July, after she posted a video of the newborn infant and his mother being carried in an ambulance to hospital.
The mother was arrested and later charged with assault and attempted murder, as well as carrying a weapon, as reported by Israeli news outlet Haaretz.
The child, who was only a week old at the time, was found by Israeli rescue workers.
He survived the attack, but later died of his injuries.
While the child survived, the mother was hospitalized in a critical condition.
On August 10, Israeli authorities released the video, and she was arrested.
Her defense attorney claimed that she was trying to raise money for her son’s treatment.
After her arrest, the woman’s daughter was released, but her father, who is a retired army officer, was detained.
A local court later found that the father’s actions did not amount to an attempt to kill the baby.
According the Hebrew-language news outlet Ynet, the father said that he was only trying to save the baby’s life, but the prosecution has not agreed with that.
The father, whose name has not been released, has since been released.
The father’s defense attorney, Zeev Geva, told the Israeli news site Haaretz that the defense’s theory was “baseless.”
He also said that the mother’s actions were justified under the circumstances of the case, in which the baby had been in a stable condition and was under constant observation.
The woman’s mother and the father have denied the accusations.