The mother in court last week
Photo: Gil Yohanan

'Starving mother': They experimented on my son

After returning home to be with her children, mother suspected of starving her three-year-old son denies all allegations against her. 'They took a sick child and experimented on him; this is what brought him to this condition,' she claims

"I cannot even describe the days when I was under house arrest; they made me feel like dirt," the Jerusalem mother who is suspected of starving her toddler son told Yedioth Ahronoth on Monday.


Two weeks after she was arrested, the mother agreed to give a first interview to the media and tell her side of the story. The woman, five-month pregnant, is now back at her Mea Shearim home after the court ruled she should no longer be kept under house arrest.


She is constantly surrounded by family. Her four children do not leave her side and her brothers are there to show support and help.


The only one missing is her three-year-old son, who is still hospitalized at a hospital in central Israel, to which he was transferred two days ago. The child's doctors estimated that should his condition continue to improve, he would be discharged in the next few days.


The conversations at the house are all in Yiddish, but the mother speaks fluent, excellent Hebrew. She said she is overjoyed to be with her children again. "I enjoy being able to take care of my children, feed them send, them to the nursery and feel them close to me," she said.


She rejected all the allegations against her, and denied ever starving or hurting her son. "They took a sick child and experimented on him; this is what brought him to this condition," she claimed.


Her greatest hope is that he too will return home soon. "I truly hope that God will help me get back on track," she concluded.


Yaron Doron contributed to the report


פרסום ראשון: 07.28.09, 08:50
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