The mayor of the city of Lod, where the tragedy occurred, called the killer mentally ill, because the brutal murder took place in front of his mother in the middle of the street. Doctors were unable to save the baby.
A 2-year-old child, who was the son of a repatriate from Ukraine, was brutally killed on Israeli territory. This was reported by The Times of Israel on December 28.
A tragedy occurred in the central city of Lod. A little boy was stabbed to death the day before by an attacker in front of his mother. The suspect reported that he had “voices” in his head before committing the crime.
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“The baby was taken in critical condition to the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center with stab wounds to the head. Doctors were unable to save his life and pronounced him dead,” the statement said.
Israeli police said one person was arrested after the attack and is a suspect. Despite the initial assessment, it can be stated that he has no family ties to the victim.
Separately, law enforcement officials said that given the man’s mental state, he will be brought to a hearing with a request to extend his period of detention. It is also expected that professional examination will be carried out.
The mayor of Lod, Yair Ravivo, also commented on the tragedy. He described the suspect as a mentally unstable man who claimed to have heard a mysterious voice during the crime that kept talking to him.
“A young mentally ill Jew, who claimed to hear a mysterious voice speaking to him, rushed like crazy towards a baby stroller in a commercial center in the Ganei Aviv area and stabbed the child to death in front of his mother. This is a terrible tragedy, and we support the family, only immigrated to Israel this year from the former Soviet Union during these difficult times,” said Yair Ravivo, Israelnationalnews reports.
The evening news broadcast of the Kan-11 television channel reported that the woman was a repatriate from Ukraine.
One of the eyewitnesses to the tragedy said that he was in the supermarket when he heard screams. Moshe immediately ran outside and saw another man leaning on the suspect and putting his knee to his throat to prevent him from escaping the crime scene. At first, people thought it was a terrorist attack and therefore began to stop the suspect.
Then he saw a baby with stab wounds lying in his stroller.
“I saw the child’s family, people were crying and fainting,” the eyewitness continued.
Let us remind you that on November 3 it was reported that a five-year-old Ukrainian died in Belgium due to Hurricane Ciaran, which covered Europe. According to journalists, the boy’s family had Ukrainian citizenship and lived in the New Ghent area, not far from the place where the accident occurred.