A teenager trained in martial arts came to the defense of
his 39-year-old mother in
on Saturday, police said, breaking his 40-year-old father's jaw in the
After witnessing his father allegedly strike his mother, the
youth, 15, "first tried to defend his mother and prevent his father from
attacking her," police said Sunday.
"Since his defensive efforts were insufficient to halt
the attack, the youth struck his father, fracturing his jaw," police
The father has been hospitalized for medical treatment. The
son has been released to house arrest after being questioned at a police
The Haifa Magistrate’ Court will hold a remand hearing for
the father later Sunday.