Scene of Netanya stabbing.
Scene of Netanya stabbing, November 25, 2013. Photo by Daniel Bar-On
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A 7-year-old girl was severely wounded in the central Israeli city of Netanya on Monday after her uncle, who is believed to be mentally ill, stabbed her in the neck.

Paramedics who responded on the scene rushed the girl to the nearby Laniado Hospital.

The uncle, 38, was arrested, and police said he confessed to the crime.

According to police, the incident occurred shortly after the man and his niece returned home from a walk. The assailant told police that, upon their return, he heard voices urging him to kill someone.

Police believe the man to be mentally ill.

On Sunday, a 70-year-old woman from Jerusalem was murdered by her husband in their home in Gilo. When emergency crews arrived at the home, the man seized a knife and tried to stab himself and the police officers. He was moderately wounded and taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center.