Police searching for man suspected of brutally attacking his wife

Police suspect that the victim's husband, a 40-year-old resident of Arraba, is responsible for the attack, following a dispute between them.

The 40-year-old suspect that fled the scene after allegedly crashing into his wife's car and stabbing her several time, Nov. 16, 2020. (photo credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)
The 40-year-old suspect that fled the scene after allegedly crashing into his wife's car and stabbing her several time, Nov. 16, 2020.
(photo credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)
Police are searching for a 40-year-old resident of Arrabe in the lower Galilee who is suspected of stabbing his 37-year-old ex-wife to death on Monday after crashing his car into hers in the center of the town.
On Monday afternoon, police received reports of a car accident that developed into a stabbing attack between two of the drivers involved.
The victim was rushed to the Baruch Padeh Medical Center near Tiberias, where she died from her injuries.
The victim was rushed to the Baruch Padeh Medical Center in Tiberias, where she died from her injuries.
According to the police investigation, the ex-husband, who was recently released from prison, deliberately crashed into his ex-wife’s vehicle and then emerged from the car and began stabbing her multiple times. He then fled the scene.
Police have opened a wide-scale search for the suspect, blocking nearby roads in an attempt to apprehend him and releasing his picture to the public. Anyone with any information about the suspect or his whereabouts is requested to report it to the police immediately.
 The scene of the car crash that developed into a stabbing attack, Nov. 16, 2020. (Credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT) The scene of the car crash that developed into a stabbing attack, Nov. 16, 2020. (Credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)
Hagit Peer, president of Na’amat, Israel’s largest women’s movement, released a statement referring to the suspicions pointing to the victim’s husband as the one responsible for the brutal attack.
“Women continue to get murdered and the government couldn’t care less. The public should know that this government persistently refuses to allocate budgets for combating domestic violence... We’ve been seeing dramatic increases in emergency calls since the coronavirus pandemic broke out – the economic and mental strains make the situation in families that suffer from domestic violence even worse. But apparently these hundreds of thousands of women are invisible to our public officials,” Peer said.
Welfare Minister Itzik Shmuli also referred to the incident and stressed the importance of forcing released convicts to go through a rehabilitation process before returning home.
“Although welfare services warned that the man was still dangerous, he was released from prison without going through any kind of treatment that may have prevented the murder,” Shmuli said, adding that “the phenomenon of domestic violence is a national problem that requires a multi-system solution, in worsening punishment, changing legislation and requiring men to get the appropriate treatment.”