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Stabbing victim's friends shocked

Neighbors, acquaintances of Kaye Susan Wilson stunned by brutal attack in mountainous area outside Jerusalem. 'Who could hurt such a gentle woman?' says her housekeeper tearfully

Kaye Susan Wilson, the 46-year-old tour guide who was bound and stabbed multiple times Saturday in a mountainous area outside Jerusalem, continues to recover at the Jerusalem Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, and digest the news of her friend's death.


Wilson's neighbors and friends at the Jerusalem neighborhood of Givat Ze'ev were shocked by the news of the attack, and wondered who could hurt "such a gentle woman".


"What did she do to these insane people? She never had a problem with anyone," said Tamam Shawamra, who has been working as Wilson's housekeeper in recent years.


"She is such a good woman," she noted tearfully, while holding the Sunday paper with the picture of Wilson on the front page.


Wilson in the hospital (Photo: Aviel Magnezi)


Tamam and her son Yosef, who also worked for Wilson, described her as a generous and very modest woman who never got into trouble.


"She is like my sister," said Yosef, "She would leave me the key and trust me to take care of her house while she would go travelling for a few days, sometimes even a week.


"She had many friends that used to stay with her. She never argues with anyone, I don’t understand who would do this to her," he added.


Tamam and Yosef said they plan to visit Wilson in the hospital. "This is absolutely horrible, what did she do to make them stab her and her friend? Look at her, what a gentle face of a good woman. Who could do such an awful thing," Tamam said while barely holding back her tears.


The two ruled out the possibility of a personal attack. "I never saw her fight with anyone, I can't imagine that it has anything to do with her. There are plenty of crazy people in the world that would do such a think," noted Tamam.


'Loves life'

On Saturday, police officers arrived at Wilson's house in Givat Ze'ev and spoke with her neighbors in an effort to find out more details.


"I heard about the incident in the news and suddenly a few police officers appeared and told me what happened," Shulamit Avital, Wilson's landlord and neighbor recounted on Sunday.


"They asked me to open the door to her apartment and took out some documents and personal belongings. No one knows the details of the incident," she added.


Avital, who rented an apartment to Wilson two months ago, said she hardly got to know her.


"I knew she was a tour guide and that she was gone for days at a time because of her work. I don’t know much about her life, and I've never seen her friends around – only her and her dog," she said.


Wilson has been working at Shoresh Tyulim guided tours company for the past few years. Her colleagues described her as "a happy woman who loves life and loves the land of Israel very much."


Aviel Magnezi contributed to this report



פרסום ראשון: 12.19.10, 21:19
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