Photo: Ido Erez
Qalansawe crime scene
Photo: Ido Erez

50-year-old woman found dead in Qalansawe

Hundreds protest in Haifa against violence in Arab sector Tuesday, as body of woman found in Qalanswa, exhibiting signs of abuse

A 50-year-old woman was found dead in a Qalansawe house Tuesday. Magen David Adom paramedics called to the scene declared the woman dead in the house.


"We got a call about a woman who's unconscious," said MDA paramedic Ahmad Abu Sheikh. "When we arrived at the scene, we found the woman lying in her bed and could do nothing but pronounce her dead."


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According to preliminary police investigation, the woman's body showed signs of abuse, most likely caused by a blunt object. The circumstances have yet to be determined. 

הנסיבות נחקרות. זירת הרצח, הערב (צילום: עידו ארז)

Police at Qalansawe crime scene (Photo: Ido Eez)


'We will not stay silent'

Nearly a 1,000 people protested in Haifa Tuesday against violence in the Arab sector in Israel, following the killing of Makhrus Zubidaat, 18, from Sakhnin, who was trying to settle a dispute between his sister and a Haifa family and was attacked by a 17-year-old member of the rival family.


Issam Hadad, one of the people who initiated the anti-violence rally said "We are trying to start a youth movement that will work to prevent violence in all religions."  

התהלוכה לזכרו של מחרוס זובידאת, היום בחיפה (צילום: אלפרד חדאד)

Haifa protest (Photo: Alfred Hadad)


Muslim and Christian religious leaders led the march, leading protesters towards Haifa's city hall, where a rally took place.


A similar anti-violence protest took place Friday in Umm al-Fahm, where protesters carried signs reading "Stop the murder of women," and "Criminals must be punished."


The Umm al-Fahm protest was held following the murder of Muna Mahjana, 29, who was shot to death last week, and the closing of her case without finding the killer.


"This is another murder case in which a suspect was released and no one knows who the murderer is," one of the protesters at the Umm al-Fahm rally said. "We will not stay silent," another protester added; "we will continue to fight fearlessly."


Raanan Ben-Zur contributed to this report



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