In light of the court ruling to permit an autopsy on the chareidi infant who died as a result of an accident in the Miami Hotel in Ashdod, the call has been issued to protest.
An Ashkelon Court on Tuesday approved a police request for an autopsy on the four-week-old boy to determine cause of death, but also agreed the autopsy would be held up pending an appeal by the family and ZAKA to the High Court of Justice.
Protesters have been instructed to leave their shtreimals at home and to wear everyday shoes as police water cannons are spraying the ‘skunk water’ as it is known.
The mom remains in jail and the court has approved holding the father in jail until Sunday as the investigation continues. There is a gag order on most details, but police believe the mother killed the child and the father knowingly interfered with the investigation. The mother allegedly dunked the child in the jacuzzi four times until he died. The mom told police of a “divine vision” that took place and she believed the child left the water by himself due to divine power.
Defense attorney Shani Fergon is asking to have the mother sent for psychiatric evaluation. She explains the couple is 28-years-old and they have a 7-year-old child at home.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)