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Man stabbed to death in Jerusalem

Paramedics pronounce 60-year-old dead at apartment in Gonen neighborhood; neighbor says brothers fought over inheritance

Police and medical responders at the scene of a suspected murder after a 60-year-old man was found dead at an apartment building in Jerusalem, May 21, 2019. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)
Police and medical responders at the scene of a suspected murder after a 60-year-old man was found dead at an apartment building in Jerusalem, May 21, 2019. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

A Magen David Adom ambulance crew called to a Jerusalem residence Tuesday found the body of a 60-year-old man with stab wounds and declared him dead at the scene.

“A preliminary investigation reveals that the background to the incident is criminal,” the Israel Police said in a brief statement, ruling out terrorism.

Police reported that one suspect had been arrested.

Magen David Adom paramedic Jonathan Pindros said the ambulance crew found the man lying unconscious at the entrance to the apartment with an injury to his upper torso.

Ambulance outside the scene of a suspected murder on Bar Yochai Street in Jerusalem’s Gonen neighborhood, May 21, 2019. (Magen David Adom)

The Hamal news website reported the suspect is the victim’s brother and the two had argued over an inheritance from their mother who died a few months ago.

“I don’t know how it got to a situation where he would pull a knife and stab his brother,” an unidentified neighbor told Hamal. “I know there was a dispute, but I never thought it would come to this.”

The working-class Gonen neighborhood is located in the southern part of the city near the Israel Tennis Center’s Jerusalem location, not far from the Malha shopping mall.

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