Photo Credit: Aviv Hertz / TPS
Mordechai Elkahai street in Jerusalem. Jan. 9, 2019

An elderly couple in their seventies were found dead from stab wounds and violence in their apartment on Mordechai Elkehai street in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood of Jerusalem, on Sunday.

Murdered couple identified – click for the update on this report.

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The couple’s daughter called emergency services after not being able to reach them for a few days. They were pronounced dead on the scene by the medics.

Police do not yet have a motive for the attack.

A few days earlier, on January 9th, a 14-year-old girl was stabbed by an unknown assailant on that same street as she made her way to school in the morning. She was stabbed in the neck and arm. The terrorist who attacked her was not found.

It is unknown if there is a connection between the two attacks.

The Armon Hanatziv neighborhood is in east Talpiot, adjacent to several Arab neighborhoods, and has been the site of a number of terror attacks, some of them lethal.

Most recently, four policemen were wounded in October after an Arab terrorist infiltrated a police station at Armon Hanatziv and attacked them. The knife-wielding terrorist scaled the fence and attacked the officers inside the station. He was shot dead.

One of the most severe and deadly attacks in the area occurred in October 2016 when two Arab terrorists boarded a bus and shot and stabbed passengers, murdering Alon Govberg, Haim Haviv and Richard Lakin, the latter of whom was also an American citizen, before being shot dead by security forces. Another 17 Israelis were wounded in the attack.

Content from TPS was used in this report.

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