August 18, 2019

Woman Stabbed to Death In Jerusalem

Screenshot from Twitter.

A 19-year-old woman was found dead in Jerusalem on Feb. 7, with multiple stab wounds and stripped of all her clothing.

The woman, identified as national service volunteer Ori Ansbacher, was found in Ein Yael, which is in between Jerusalem and the al-Walaja village in Judea and Samaria, after being reported missing earlier in the day.

“When we reached the scene, we were taken to an open area,” Magen David Adom medic Seffi Mizrahi told reporters. “There we saw the 19-year-old woman who was unconscious, without a pulse and not breathing. Unfortunately, all we could do was pronounce her dead.”

Four Palestinians were arrested in connection with her death, but they were eventually released due to a lack of evidence tying them to the crime scene. Ansbacher’s death is being treated as a possible murder.

“Ori Ansbacher was murdered last night in Jerusalem with shocking brutality,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement. “We all embrace the Ansbacher family and the Tekoa community. The security forces are investigating the murder. We will find those responsible and deal with them to the fullest extent of the law.”

Ansbacher’s funeral was held on Feb. 8.

“Thank you, my Ori, that you chose to come into this world through me,” Ansbacher’s mother said. “Thank you for 19 and a half years of light and joy. I ask now, as you rise up to a world where there is only good, that you give us the strength from above to continue to believe in the good in this world. Send us your light from above so we can continue to put on a good face.”