Fatima, 25 years old, died in the hospital of injuries sustained on Saturday morning when a stranger stabbed her to death in Jerusalem.
A source in the Fatima family told Haaretz on Saturday that Fatima had been stabbed by an unknown assailant in front of her home on the outskirts of the capital’s Old City.
The attack was reported by the neighborhood’s residents at around 4:00 a.m., when a man saw the woman walking towards her home.
The man ran towards the woman and stabbed her in the neck, according to the source.
The assailant fled in a car.
Fatima’s family said they had not been informed of the attack.
On Friday, Fatima was walking with her father, grandfather, and brother to the entrance of their home in the al-Odessa neighborhood when she was stabbed by a man, who was reportedly seen fleeing the scene.
Fatimas grandfather, Shlomo, told Ha’aretz that his granddaughter had told them that a man had approached her, then stabbed her.
Shlomos mother told him the same thing.
“When she arrived at the hospital, she was bleeding badly and unconscious,” Shloms mother said.
Shmuel said his daughter had been rushed to the hospital on Saturday afternoon with a serious head injury.
According to Shmulos mother, the attacker had been seen running from the scene in a black car, and had also allegedly thrown an object at her daughter’s head.
Fatma’s father, Sawsom, told The Jerusalem Mail that Fatma was a good mother to her five children, and that she had also taken care of her sick grandmother.
“She was a quiet, kind, sweet, gentle person.
She was a very loving person.
We were all very proud of her.
We loved her so much,” Sawsoms father said.
Fatimes grandfather, Zev, said that Fatim’s mother had told him about the attack at around 7:00 p.m.
Fatmans grandfather told HaHa News on Saturday evening that Fatime’s mother told them she had seen the attacker at the entrance to the neighborhood.
“Her father told me that Fatimes mother had reported that she saw a man with a knife approaching the house,” Zev said.
“I called her mother and told her about this incident and she told me the same story.”
Fatimat’s mother, who is in her 50s, told Al-Monitor that she and her children had been visiting the neighborhood recently and had not heard of any attack before.
She added that the attack had not happened in the area where she lives, which is approximately 30 meters from the entrance, but instead in a nearby area.
She said Fatima often used the street to play soccer with her neighbors.
“The police did not find the man.
He was found hiding in the bushes nearby,” she said.
Zev added that Fatami’s mother was at her home in an emergency room after being attacked.
“My granddaughter is very healthy and in good health.
She is very brave and has a bright future ahead of her,” she told HaH.
“We will not give up our dreams for her.
She will never go back to the place she was born.
We will take her to heaven.”
The Fatima victim’s family told The Associated Press that Fatimi was a strong girl who loved her children, especially her grandchildren.
“It’s impossible for us to believe that she would die in such a way,” Zeva said.
The Fatimah family added that their granddaughter was the kind of girl who would always do her best to be good and would do her utmost to protect her children.
“Fate was on her side and she will always be remembered for her good deeds and her loving nature,” Zeba said.