Elderly woman critical after Petah Tikvah axing
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Elderly woman critical after Petah Tikvah axing

78-year-old's neighbor attacked her after she allegedly failed to pay him NIS 5 for cleaning services

Illustrative photo of an ax (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons, Cosmoh, CC BY-SA 3.0)
Illustrative photo of an ax (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons, Cosmoh, CC BY-SA 3.0)

An elderly woman in Petah Tikvah was mortally wounded after her neighbor struck her head with an ax. A medical team that arrived at the scene rushed the 78-year-old woman to the nearby Beilinson Hospital for emergency treatment.

The neighbor attacked the elderly woman after she failed to pay him NIS 5 ($1.45) for cleaning her stairway, the woman’s son told the Walla news site.

Police arrested the neighbor, who apparently suffered from mental illness.

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