(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [illustrative])
A 31-year-old woman was stabbed to death by her husband who then committed
suicide in Petah Tikva early on Thursday.
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The murder victim, Masletch
Anargaya, died of multiple stab wounds caused by her 43-year-old husband Avi,
police said. The couple had immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia in 2007. Police
had no prior records of domestic violence incidents on the
Neighbors called police to the apartment after hearing loud
Officers discovered the woman as she took her last breaths in
the living room, and Magen David Adom paramedics attempted to stem massive blood
loss. But Anargaya was declared dead by doctors on arrival to the Beilinson
Medical Center in Petah Tikva.
Meanwhile, officers found her husband
hanging from the balcony, but paramedics’ attempts to resuscitate him proved
The couple did not have any children.
unrelated incident of violence, two cousins were shot dead in a drive-by
shooting attack at the entrance to the Arab village of A’ablin in the
Fars and Salam Muhsein, both in their 30s, were on their way to
a supermarket in nearby Kibbutz Yagur when they were shot dead, police
Police have launched a double homicide investigation, but have not
named a possible motive for the shooting at this stage. The two men have neither
criminal records nor a history of violence.