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A Herzliya woman faces charges on Friday of physically abusing her 5-year-old son repeatedly over a lengthy period of time. She will be brought before the Tel Aviv Magistrates Court on Friday for a hearing on the extension of her remand into custody.

Police launched an investigation after receiving a tip from a witness who observed signs of violence on the child. Authorities were led to suspect the mother of abuse.

The boy was removed from the woman's custody and placed in the protection of welfare services.