Police and social workers are involved, investigating a situation involving a chareidi family whose parents left eight children, the oldest being 14, alone in an apartment while the mother delivered a child and the father left the area to return to work.
Neighbors in Tiveria telephoned police after hearing “strange noises” from the apartment. Police were somewhat surprised to find the children alone, beginning to piece together the puzzle.
Tiveria Police Chief Effie Fartuk explains that the information police have obtained to date indicates the family arrived in Tiveria about two weeks ago, renting an apartment. The father returned to the center of the country, to work, and mom went to the hospital to have a baby, leaving the children under the care of the 14-year-old. City social workers have become involved, and the children have been placed in foster care temporarily while the investigation is ongoing.
Fartuk explains when they contacted the father, he did not see what the problem was, explaining he left them more than adequate funds to take of whatever they needed.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)