Israeli woman stabbed to death in Germany on New Year’s Eve; partner arrested

Moran Kaiser, 39, was mother of a 6-year-old girl; victim’s sister says their mother thought suspect was ‘shady’

Illustrative: Police during a raid in northern Germany, January 30, 2019. (Bodo Marks/dpa via AP)
Illustrative: Police during a raid in northern Germany, January 30, 2019. (Bodo Marks/dpa via AP)

An Israeli woman was stabbed to death on New Year’s Eve in Germany, allegedly by her partner.

Moran Kaiser, 39, had a 6-year-old daughter. It was unclear where the child was at the time of the killing.

According to German reports cited by Hebrew-language media, Kaiser was stabbed and seriously wounded while celebrating the new year, then later succumbed to her injuries.

Police arrested the 33-year-old suspect.

The Ynet news site said Kaiser lived in the northern Israel city of Karmiel before moving to Dusseldorf.

Her mother also lives in the German town and was informed by police that Kaiser had been murdered.

Kaiser’s sister Shulamit, who lives in Haifa, told Ynet that the family believed her sister’s partner was untrustworthy, and posited that maybe her sister had tried to break up with him.

“I don’t know what happened there, maybe she told him she wanted to leave him,” she said.

“My mother doesn’t like this guy and thought he was shady. He didn’t work but stole from stores. There was money in his apartment, even though he didn’t work,” she said.

“She was a positive woman, full of joie de vivre. She loved her daughter very much and did everything for her. She always wanted to go back and live in Israel, but because her daughter’s father lives in Germany, she couldn’t,” Shulamit said.

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