A 28-year-old man was in moderate-to-serious condition Friday after being stabbed in his home in central Israel during the evening meal.
Police suspect that the man was attacked by his mother following an argument between family members in Petah Tikvah, a large city less than 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Tel Aviv.
According to Channel 2, the unidentified man suffered stab wounds to his upper body and was rushed to the city’s Beilinson Hospital where he remains in stable condition.
An initial investigation suggests that the man had attended a Shabbat dinner with nine other family members and that an argument broke out during the meal.
In the heat of the argument, the victim’s mother allegedly took out a knife and stabbed him.
Nine family members were detained by police for questioning.
Authorities maintained that none of the individuals in question had criminal records and that the family was not known to local police.
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