Arab woman found dead at home in suspected murder in north; husband arrested

A woman in her 50s is stabbed to death in the northern Arab town of Jadeidi-Makr, becoming the 111th murder victim in the Arab community this year.

The 55-year-old woman — who is not immediately identified — was found unconscious by medics at a home in the town, the Magen David Adom ambulance service says.

MDA and Hian Emergency Medical Services medics pronounce her death at the scene.

Police say officers haver detained the late woman’s husband over the suspected murder. The 57-year-old man is to be brought before a court on Tuesday to extend his remand, police say.

Arab communities have seen a surge in violence in recent years, driven mainly by organized crime.

Since the beginning of 2021, at least 111 people were killed in suspected homicides, according to the Abraham Initiatives nonprofit. 93 were Arab citizens of Israel, and another 18 were Palestinians, either from East Jerusalem or with Israeli residency.

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