Police Arrest 64-year-old Man on Suspicion of Murdering His Wife

Signs of violence were found on wife's body after it was discovered at home.

Noa Shpigel
Noa Shpigel
Police vehicle parked at a crime scene. (illustrative)
Police vehicle parked at a crime scene. (illustrative)Credit: Archive
Noa Shpigel
Noa Shpigel

A 64-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of murdering his wife, 45, at their home on Moshav Rehov in the Beit Shean Valley. The body of Rachel Amzaleg, on which were signs of violence, was discovered at the home Tuesday morning, police said.

Magen David Adom paramedics said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

There had been no previous complaints of domestic violence at the couple’s home, police noted.

The victim’s husband, Nissim Rab’ani, was remanded into police custody for eight days on order of Nazareth Magistrate’s Court, which placed a gag order on the investigation.

The husband’s attorney, Wasim Dahar of the Public Defender’s Office, said Rab’ani was cooperating with the police, adding that the man had no criminal record.

A relative of the victim, speaking on behalf of the Amzaleg family, said, “We are shocked and in pain. A daughter, a sister, a mother, has been cruelly murdered. This was a wonderful woman, full of life, who cared devotedly for her mother and her daughter. She never hurt anyone.”

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