MDA unit at the scene
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Toddler finds mother shot dead in Umm al-Fahm

Another suspected murder of Arab woman comes on heels of rally against violence in the sector

The body of a woman was found Sunday in the northern Israeli city of Umm al-Fahm. The victim, of approximately 30 years of age, was apparently shot to death.


Police say the woman's son, a toddler of about three years of age, discovered the dead body as he walked into the family home in the Arab-populated town.


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No suspects were detained at the time of reporting.


The murdered woman married her ex-husband's cousin two-and-a-half months ago. The woman had custody of the boy, while the ex-husband has custody of their two other children.


A neighbor said the woman was apparently murdered during the night as her son was lying by her side. According to the neighbor, in the morning the boy went out to play and did not respond when passersby asked why he had bloodstains on his clothes. The neighbors entered the house and found the woman's body.


Police are looking into the possibility that the suspected murder was related to a dispute within the family.

Some 150 people took part in a protest over the weekend against the murder of women in Arab society. The demonstration was held at the entrance to the Israeli-Arab community of Kfar Qara along Route 65. The protesters, most of which were women, held signs with the names of female victims of honor killings and demanded an immediate end to violence targeting women.


A social worker at the rally told Ynet that one should "cry a cry and say 'enough' to the murder of women and 'yes' to life. We'll keep working to eradicate this phenomenon and save the lives of the women who are under threat."



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פרסום ראשון: 04.28.13, 14:06
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