A woman died overnight Saturday shortly after she was found in her Shfaram home with injuries from a severe beating.
Mirvat Ziedan Abu Jaliel, in her 40s, was found by her family who called the police. Paramedics tried to evacuate the woman to a hospital, but she died of her wounds.
Police opened an investigation into the killing.
The mayor of the northern Arab Israeli city, Amin Enbatawi, claimed that “this unfortunate woman was murdered by robbers.”
Police said they had gathered evidence at the scene, adding that they were examining a variety of possible motives in the incident.