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A 38-year-old mother of four was stabbed to death by her husband on Saturday in
Na’ura, in the Gilboa region, police said. The husband, 42, has been arrested on
suspicion of murder. He had been hospitalized in a psychiatric ward in the
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The homicide victim has been named as Iwahiba Husseini
Police said one of the couple’s children witnessed the deadly
assault. The woman was initially found by paramedics in her home in critical
condition and rushed to the Ha’emek Medical Center in Afula, where she died of
her injuries shortly afterwards.
Large numbers of police arrived on the
This latest slaying is the 17th case of a woman being killed by
her partner in 2010, a dramatic rise from 2009, in which eight women were
murdered by their spouses. Speaking earlier this month, Public Security Minister
Yitzhak Aharonovitch called on social services, the educational system and other
state authorities to take a more proactive role in order to prevent further
murders of women by their husbands or boyfriends.
the upsurge in violence as a “social phenomenon which requires a broad,
The public security minister has also condemned
the practice of so-called “honor killings” within the Arab community, calling
for an end to “cultural” support for such deadly violence.
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