Police: Jerusalem couple’s murder likely a terrorist act

Israeli forces seen outside the building where two people was found dead at an apartment in the at Armon Hanatziv neighborhood in Jerusalem, on Jan. 13, 2019. Photo by Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90.

Police: Jerusalem couple’s murder likely a terrorist act


Police reportedly make breakthrough in the murder case of Tamar and Yehuda Kaduri, but many details under gag order • Neighbors recall hearing screams a day before their deaths • “We have pangs of conscience for not going inside,” says a neighbor.


 The murder of an elderly couple in their Jerusalem apartment on Jan. 13 appears to have been terrorism, the Hadashot evening news reported on Tuesday. Investigators have reportedly made a breakthrough in the case, but the details are still under a court-issued gag order.

Yehuda and Tamar Kaduri were found dead in their apartment on Sunday after family members said they had been unable to contact them for days. Forensic teams concluded that the two were violently murdered, most likely on Friday, but were unable to determine a motive.

“Yehuda was such a friendly person, he had so many friends,” his sister Rachel said on Tuesday. “After our father died he became religious and we stopped seeing him that often. Tamar was the daughter of Holocaust survivors … she also witnessed several terrorist attacks and as a result, her psychological state deteriorated,” the sister continued.

Neighbors said that a day before the murder they heard screams coming from the apartment.

“We have pangs of conscience for not going inside; we feel so sad, and we have had trouble sleeping since,” said a neighbor. “Tamar was like a daughter to us; she was a frequent visitor at our apartment for 40 years.”


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