A 91-year-old man stabbed a 92-year-old woman on Tuesday after she turned him down and refused to marry him, the Israel Police spokesperson reported on Thursday. Netanya where both parties reside. The assault happened in the dinning hall of the nursing home in
The woman was injured below one eye, her ear, and the palm of one hand and needed medical treatment.
The man was arrested and indicted today on assault charges. Police requested he be kept under arrest for the duration of his trial.
Violence against women has been rising in Israel in recent years.
In October, Eliran Malul allegedly stabbed and killed his 32-year-old wife Michal Sela in Motza near Jerusalem. He attempted to kill himself as well and, badly wounded, handed over their 8-month-old baby to a neighbor claiming he and his wife had a suicide pact.