Mother and attorney at court
Photo: Dudi Vaaknin

High Court: 'Starving mother' can go back home

Judges overturn previous ruling, mother charged with starving son allowed to return home

The High Court of Justice rejected Wednesday a State Prosecutor's appeal seeking to keep the so-called "starving mother" away from the ultra-Orthodox Mea Shearim neighborhood.


The decision overturns a previous ruling by the district court, and will allow the mother, who is accused of starving her son, to go back home.


The High Court ruled that the mother "will not be separated from her children and will be allowed to live with them at the family home in the Mea Shearim neighborhood." However, judges also ordered the mother and children to be subjected to a medical test three times a week, in the presence of welfare officials.


'They want me'

The court also ordered the mother to stay under house arrest and "to be fully monitored by four supervisors."


Following the ruling, the mother broke into a monologue at the courthouse, directed at judges.


"Everything said about me is a complete lie. These young angles don't have to suffer the way they have suffered," she told them, referring to her children. "My kids are currently going through suffering that no other children go through…during the course of this affair they went through nightmares."


The accused mother added that her children were excited after she was let out of jail.


"They started to cry…my home has turned into a public home, but my children want a mother and a father…they want me," she said.


פרסום ראשון: 10.21.09, 17:47
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