(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [illustrative])
An Eritrean woman in her 20s who was stabbed and killed Monday night in
Jerusalem was allegedly attacked by her husband, who is also from Eritrea,
according to an initial police investigation on Tuesday.
occurred at a bus stop on Rehov Frank in the Bayit Vegan
The couple had apparently argued, and when the woman tried
to get on a bus, her husband took out a knife and stabbed her in the neck,
stomach and thigh. Magen David Adom paramedics arrived on the scene and
administered CPR before evacuating her to Hadassah-University Hospital, Ein
Kerem but she died of her wounds during the night.
Police were still
searching for the suspect on Tuesday, and the investigation is
The couple had been in Israel for a number of months and
lived in the Mahaneh Yehuda area. They worked for a cleaning company and were
married three months ago. The woman allegedly left her husband after he beat
her, and went to live with relatives elsewhere in the city. She did not file a
Jerusalem district police said this was the first incident of
violent crime within the foreign worker and migrant community in the capital.