The mother of the child who drowned in a jacuzzi in Ashdod over Pesach has confessed to intentionally holding her son under water.
According to investigators, as reported by Arutz Sheva, the mother, who was deemed mentally unfit to stand trial last week, admitted to police that she had intentionally held her baby under water, recanting her prior claim that the baby had slipped from her arms and drowned.
Police said the mother claimed that she had been commanded “by a revelation of the Shechina” to hold her son underwater in the hot tub.
The woman told investigators that she had submerged the one-month-old child three times, then placed him back underwater, hoping that he would emerge again on his own, saying that the boy was the “son of Moshiach”.
The confession validates the investigation held by Israeli authorities, whose decision to have the toddler undergo an autopsy sparked protests all across Israel.