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The funeral for Noah and Nurit Maoz, parents of four who were brutally stabbed
to death in their homes in the Ramot Bet neighborhood of Jerusalem on Saturday
night, was delayed until Tuesday so their children could arrive in
Police believe the attack was criminal, but all of the details of
the incident are still under a media gag order. Noah, 64, and Nurit, 60, were
discovered by their son, Nir, who went over to his parent’s house with a
neighbor and discovered the bodies covered in stab wounds.
responded to the incident described a living room that was covered in
Tragically, neighbors heard the couple yelling for help on
Saturday night but did not notify police.
“We heard someone yell, ‘He’s
murdering me! He’s murdering me!’” neighbor Zvi Ne’eman told Channel
Ne’eman said he went outside to check what was happening, and asked
another neighbor who had also come outside to see if something was amiss, but
then it was quiet so they did not call the police, he recalled on
Nurit was the deputy director of the trademarks branch of the
Justice Ministry, and Noah was the head of a dental clinic in the Malha
The Ne’emans had seen the couple on Saturday night, prior to the
murders, and had discussed a trip abroad over Succot.
nothing had seemed amiss. Ne’eman’s daughter, who worked with Nurit at the
Justice Ministry, called on Sunday morning to say Nurit had not shown up at
work. Later, Noah’s dental clinic called his son to report that Noah had also
not shown up for work.
The Maoz’s daughter, Tamar, the former captain of
the women’s national basketball team, was in Romania for the European
championships when she received the news of her parents’ murder.
Israel Basketball Association said it was “dismayed and shocked” by the news,
and that the head of the IBA delegation to the European championships
accompanied Tamar back to Israel. The team decided to continue with their
The Maozes are survived by two additional sons, Guy, a
physician in New York, and Daniel, Nir’s twin, a software engineer.
Justice Ministry praised Nurit Maoz, who “created a family atmosphere in her
department,” and added that she was well-loved and respected by all of the
people who worked with her.
The couple will be buried on Tuesday
afternoon in Jerusalem.