The Haifa District Court sentenced a resident of the northern Arab
village of Kabul to 13 years in prison on Wednesday, after he admitted
charges of abducting and stabbing his girlfriend.
Khadar Taha, aged 30, also admitted harm with aggravated intent, illegal
possession of a knife, conspiracy for a felony and obstructing an
Judge Hanny Horowitz said that there was a growing phenomenon of
domestic violence against women in the north, and that the prison sentence
should "send a loud, clear message that violence against women will
result in a long prison sentence, even for those with no prior
According to the indictment, Taha abducted his girlfriend and stabbed
her 18 times after she told him she wanted to end the relationship.
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