A 29-year-old woman identified as Adisi Albana was found dead inside her home in Kiryat Ata on Friday night.
Albana was found locked inside her home with multiple stab wounds to her body after Fire and Rescue Services broke down the front door to gain access.
A Magen David Adom team that arrived at the scene performed CPR on her but was eventually forced to determine her death.
"Don't make political capital from lies, bring the continuous application of law to the plenary this week. Your promise will be fulfilled, preventing more women's blood from being spilled."Aida Touma-Sliman
"When we arrived at the scene, we joined police who broke into the apartment. The woman was unconscious with no pulse and wasn't breathing," said MDA paramedics Hagi Colton and Amir Salomon.
"After medical tests, she was pronounced dead."
Police began an investigation and are searching for suspects. Police had arrested the woman's partner, 39, under suspicion that he committed the murder after he brought himself to the Zebulon police station and turned himself in.
He has since been brought in for questioning. In the early hours of Sunday morning, the Haifa Magistrate's Court extended his detention by nine days, according to Walla!
Albana's death marks the eighth femicide or suspected femicide carried out in Israel since the start of 2023.
Anger from women's groups, politicians
MK Aida Touma-Sliman (Hadash-Ta'al) responded to the murder of the woman, saying "I am pained to hear about the murder of a woman tonight, the eighth since the beginning of the year, a fact that should shock everyone. A few days ago the coalition overturned the electronic handcuff law - women's blood was spilled and they are busy with political considerations and dictatorial laws. How can you sleep when women are murdered because you deny them protection and security?"
Sliman continued, "Last Monday, during a discussion in the National Security Committee, the chairperson of the committee, Zvika Fogel [Otzma Yehudit], looked straight into the camera, you also looked us in the eye and promised to apply continuous justice to the handcuff law.
"Since then, a few days have passed and you only have one week left to fulfill your promise, until the end of the current session. Don't make political capital from lies, bring the continuous application of law to the plenary this week. Your promise will be fulfilled, preventing more women's blood from being spilled."
Verdit Danziger, the CEO of No To Violence Against Woman said in response to the murder: "Women's blood has become the wasteland and while violence against women has become a scourge, the state does not treat the phenomenon as a national priority, does not allocate budgets and resources to eradicate the phenomenon, and just this week the Knesset rejected the bill for electronic handcuffs, which can protect women from their violent husbands."
The electronic handcuff law, which would mandate that violent offenders must wear electronic tracking cuffs, was shot down in Knesset earlier this week after National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir said that a "more balanced" law was needed. Specifically, he noted the possibility of only applying the electronic monitoring bracelet to someone after their third offense, rather than after the first.
Following his statement, the coalition on Wednesday struck down the law proposal, which had been presented by opposition MKs Gideon Sa’ar, Merav Michaeli, Naama Lazimi and Merav Ben Ari, and it fell 54-53.
After the bill fell, all of the female MKs in the opposition pulled out electronic bracelets in an act of protest, calling “Women’s blood should not be shed in vain.”
Eliav Breuer contributed to this report.