The body of a young woman was found Tuesday in the kitchen of her home in Ramle, southeast of Tel Aviv, with stab wounds to her neck. An ambulance crew declared her dead at the scene.
Magen David Adom emergency paramedic Youssef Ismail said that when his team arrived, the woman, who was about 18 years old, had no pulse and was not breathing. Police have launched an investigation of the case. The woman is known to have attended school a day earlier.
Reacting to the apparent murder, the chairwoman of the Knesset's Committee on the Status of Women, MK Aida Touma-Suliman, said: "Apparently the lives of women are cheap in this country. Instead of murders leading to the development of an emergency plan, they don't manage to shake the system from its apathy."
Also on Tuesday, the body of a woman of about 60 was found in a guest room at the Renaissance Hotel on the Tel Aviv seafront. A man of about 70, who was unconscious, was also in the room and was taken to Ichilov Hospital in the city. A suicide note has led authorities to believe that the couple had planned a double suicide.