resident of the Beit Hanina neighborhood in northern confessed early Saturday that he
had murdered his wife using a knife and an axe. However, despite confessing to
the act, police said the suspect refused to reenact it.
questioning, the suspect described how his wife had left their household
several months previously, leaving him to care for their six children himself.
Whenthe wife returned to the house on Friday, a fight ensued, culminating in
her tragic death.
The suspect told police that he had attacked his wife with a
knife, slit her throat and beat her while two of the couple’s children slept on
in their rooms.
The two were not known to police, but had formerly been
treated by welfare services when the husband asked to transfer four of their
children to the state’s care, citing an inability to watch over them without
the aid of his wife.