28-year-old mother stabbed to death by her husband in the Galilee

Their three-year-old toddler son was also present. It is unclear to investigators whether the minor witnessed the murder.

Nof HaGalil city hall (photo credit: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS/BENY SHLEVICH)
Nof HaGalil city hall
(photo credit: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS/BENY SHLEVICH)

Rasmia Barbour, a 28-year-old mother, was stabbed to death by her husband in Nof Hagalil on Friday, Hebrew media reported.

Her husband called the police and reported that he had killed her. The couple's three-year-old son witnessed the murder.

MDA paramedics arrived at the scene and confirmed the woman's death, finding stab wounds on her body. The husband was arrested and brought into questioning, while police investigators opened an investigation into the incident, whose circumstances are unknown.

"This is just one more case of what we see every day, and unfortunately, this time it was my sister," Diab, Rasmia's brother, told Kan radio on Sunday.

He said that her husband was like a little brother to him, and that "he ruined our life, there is no reason even someone insane would do such a thing," he said.

 Israelis light candles in memory of women murdered in domestic violence, at a set up memorial on Rothschild Boulevard, ahead of International Day of Violence Against Women. November 24, 2020.  (credit: MIRIAM ALSTER/FLASH90) Israelis light candles in memory of women murdered in domestic violence, at a set up memorial on Rothschild Boulevard, ahead of International Day of Violence Against Women. November 24, 2020. (credit: MIRIAM ALSTER/FLASH90)

"The family is in shock, they were not in conflict," Rasmia's uncle, Salim Barbour, told Kan radio. " He was at his father-in-law's home picking up food, then he went up to his home and that was it," he said. 

"The husband was the king of the home, and now he is the devil," he added.

He also said that the three-year-old boy saw the murder and said to his grandmother, "My father stabbed my mother with a knife," and that the boy was full of blood when he was found.

"This difficult morning we are seeing the consequences of dragging our feet around for years in the fight on violence against women," said Labor Party MK and member of the Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality, Naama Lazimi. "The one who paid the price this time is 28-year-old Rasmia Barbour, a mother. Her three-year-old son will grow up without a mother and with a murderous father," she said.

"The State of Israel does not have the legitimacy to abandon its women, it is our duty to take care of the human needs of security and protection of civilians," she added.