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article imageTel Aviv mother throws her kids out the window, attempts suicide

By Igor I. Solar     Sep 29, 2010 in World
Tel Aviv - Two kids were severely injured when their mother threw them out the window from the fourth floor of an apartment building in Tel Aviv. The mother also jumped; all of them survived, but are in critical condition.
A woman, 38, threw her 5-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son out the window of their home in Tel Aviv, and then jumped herself from the fourth floor window of their apartment in an attempt to commit suicide. The mother and the children survived the fall, but suffered considerable bone fractures and the youngest child remains unconscious, on life-support systems and in serious condition.
According to the Israeli news service Ynet paramedics were called to the scene at 5:30 a.m and found the woman and the children laying on the lawn below the apartment. The mother admitted to police that she had tried to kill her children and commit suicide. However, she did not inform the police about the reasons of her decision.
A neighbour of the family, who was the first to call paramedics to the scene of the tragedy, told Ynet "I heard someone yell, 'Mommy, mommy’, I looked out the window and saw the mother and two kids on the grass. One child was lying there without moving, but the other child was yelling in pain and so was the mother."
The woman is an immigrant from Tajikistan who suffers from alcohol addiction. She had been taking care of the children by herself since her husband abandoned the family in 2007 and left Israel, according to a report of the Jerusalem Post.
Police opened an investigation into the incident and begun efforts to locate the woman's husband. The Jerusalem Post reported recently that the children's father, who was in Ukraine, has been contacted and is on his way to Israel.
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