Maoz Funeral 311.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
Jerusalem residents Nurit and Noah Maoz, who were brutally stabbed to death in
their apartment in Ramot late on Saturday night, were laid to rest on Tuesday
afternoon in the Shamgar cemetery in Jerusalem. Thousands of people attended the
funeral, which was closed to the media at the family’s request.
funeral was delayed for nearly 60 hours after the couple’s bodies were
discovered, in order for the forensics department to finish their investigations
and for two of their children to arrive from out of the country.
and forensics experts combed the couple’s apartment inside and out in order to
find any shreds of evidence that could lead police to the murderers.
of Tuesday, there were no arrests made in connection with the
Police believe the attack was criminal, but all of the details
of the incident are still under a media gag order, and police will not say if
they have leads to any suspects.
Theories abound as to whether the
victims knew their murderers beforehand, or whether it was a random burglary
that went terribly wrong. Police refused to release any information at the risk
of compromising the investigation.
Noah, 64, and Nurit, 60, were
discovered by their son, Nir, who went over to his parents’ house with a
neighbor and discovered the bodies covered in stab wounds on Sunday
Paramedics who responded to the incident described a living room
that was covered in blood.
Tamar Maoz-Pullman, 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. She returned to Israel on
The Maozes are survived by two additional sons, Guy, a physician
in New York, and Daniel, Nir’s twin, a software engineer.