Scene of domestic violence incident in Kiryat Gat
Scene of domestic violence incident in Kiryat Gat Magen David Adom

A 13-year-old boy was stabbed to death in an incident of domestic violence at a home in Kiryat Gat on Wednesday evening.

The father of the boy, who is suspected of stabbing his son, fled the scene and was arrested by the police after a manhunt.

Magen David Adom paramedics who were called to the home provided the boy with medical care and evacuated him in critical condition to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon, where he was later pronounced dead.

The Israel Police said, "Police forces were recently called to a house in the city of Kiryat Gat following a report of a domestic violence incident, during which a man allegedly injured his 13-year-old son and fled. The minor was evacuated to hospital by medical officials."

MDA paramedic Amir Peretz said, "Upon my arrival at the home, I was led to a boy who was lying unconscious, with no pulse and not breathing and with injuries to his body. We immediately began medical treatment that included stopping bleeding, bandages and performing resuscitation operations. We put him in an intensive care ambulance while continuing medical treatment and evacuated him to the hospital in critical condition while performing advanced resuscitation operations."