Three arrested in suspected murder of teenager in Ramle

A police source said the circumstances of the case are under investigation and said that police “do not yet have a clear picture” of the case.

By
June 13, 2017 19:30
1 minute read.
Photo of the scene outside the apartment in Ramle, where an a 17-year-old woman was found dead on Tu

Photo of the scene outside the apartment in Ramle, where an a 17-year-old woman was found dead on Tuesday. . (photo credit: COURTESY MDA)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Police arrested three family members of a 17-year-old woman who was found dead with signs of violence on her body in a Ramle apartment on Tuesday.

A police source said the circumstances of the case are under investigation and said that police “do not yet have a clear picture” of the case.” A gag order was issued on every detail of the investigation by the Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Magen David Adom paramedics responded to a report of a wounded woman in the central Israeli town at 11:50 a.m. and found the victim, Henritte Kara, with signs of violence on her upper body. “When we arrived we entered the home where we saw a young woman of about 20 who was unconscious and with no pulse or breathing, she had signs of violence on her upper body,” MDA paramedic Yosef Ismail said, “We performed medical examinations but she did not have any signs of life and we determined her death at the scene.”

According to Hebrew media reports, the killing came a day after the victim graduated from high school. The victim is reportedly related to newly appointed Supreme Court judge George Kara, who heard about the killing while attending a swearing in ceremony on Tuesday.

Following the incident, Joint List MK Aida Touma-Sliman, who chairs the Knesset Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality, said “apparently women’s lives are abandoned in this country” and called for the adoption of an action plan that was formulated six months ago to combat violence against women.

"A woman was found dead in Ramle, with stab wounds on her body. This is the second woman murdered today, and the 13th woman who lost her life since the beginning of 2017," said Joint List MK Dov Khenin, who called for a national program to reduce violence against women.

The killing follows a string of murders of women in the past few months, including the suspected murder of Maya Goren, 41, in Bat Yam Saturday night. Goren’s husband was arrested and told police that he killed his wife. In late April and early March three woman were murdered in one week in separate incidents, sparking outrage from women’s-rights activists, especially those in the Arab-Israeli community, against a perceived lack of police efforts to stop such crimes.


Related Content

March against surrogacy law on Ayalon Highway, Tel Aviv, July 22, 2018.
July 23, 2018
Surrogacy and equality: The acute emotional pain of childless families

By JPOST EDITORIAL