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"The whole world is falling apart, and your mother is suddenly gone," Yinon Nehamo, the son of the Jerusalem stabbing victim, Tzipora Nehamo, said after her funeral at the Jerusalem municipal cemetery.

One of the victim's brothers, Avi Nehamo, told Haaretz that the police is keeping the family informed about the investigation and called on the public to dismiss the suspect's claims of insanity. "They always try to distort the facts, but what happened there was butchery, just like they butcher a sheep. He closed the door on her and didn't give her a chance to escape."

In the Knesset yesterday some called the spate of recent murders "a plague." The turnout at Nehamo's funeral was about 300 people, mainly Nahmu's family and colleagues and friends of Yinon, who has made the navy his career.

At the funeral people talked about how unbearably easy it was to pluck an innocent woman from a world full of violence.