Ashdod beach
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Mother tries to drown 3-year-old son, arrested

Police apprehend mother, her wrists cut, as she tried to drown son in sea near Ashdod; woman denies allegations

A woman was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly trying to drown her 3-year-old son in the sea near Ashdod.


No harm was caused to the child. His mother will be brought for a remand hearing in Ashkelon's Magistrate's Court.


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On Wednesday, police was alerted a citizen who saw a woman apparently cutting her wrists at the Ashdod beach.


Upon their arrival, the police officers saw the woman, her hands bleeding, in the sea holding her son.


The officers took the child and sent the woman to receive medical care. The child is currently with his grandmother. The mother denied the allegations in her interrogation.


"It's scary to think a mother can hurt her child, but we've seen similar cases before," said Ashdod Police Chief Superintendent Noam Shekel.


"We'll keep working to prevent dangers such as these," he added.


In another incident on Tuesday, police interrogated a 47-year-old woman, apparently mentally ill, who arrived at the station and revealed she had attempted to drown her 13-year-old daughter and pour boiling water on her.


According to her, both attempts failed. The teen, who is staying with a foster family, confirmed her story.


The mother's remand was extended until Friday.



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