February 18, 1997 in Nation/World

Mother Keeps Eye On Army Daughter

Compiled From Wire Services

An Israeli woman took motherly devotion to extremes when she sneaked into her daughter’s army base to keep a watchful eye on her during basic training.

The woman, who was not identified, went unnoticed for four days. She finally was discovered crouching behind a tree at the training base in central Israel, photographing her daughter, the Maariv daily reported Monday.

The army responded by canceling, for now, parental visits to army bases during basic training.

Israelis are drafted at age 18. Women serve for 21 months; men serve three years.

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