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British woman fatally stabbed by Palestinian in Jerusalem, police say

British woman fatally stabbed by Palestinian in Jerusalem, police say”

The tourist was attacked while she travelled on a train near the Old City, which was packed with people celebrating Good Friday and Passover.

Paramedics rushed the 25-year-old woman to the hospital, authorities said, but she died shortly after arriving.

Bladon was a theology student at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, who had begun her guest studies at the Hebrew University, which confirmed her identity to the media, in January.

The tram made an abrupt stop after the attack. He was arrested at the scene.

Israeli medics carry an injured man following a Palestinian stabbing attack near the Herod's Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.

According to the Israeli daily, Haartez, the incident took place near Tzahal Square, near the Old City walls.

A man and a pregnant woman, who apparently sustained injuries when the rail went into an emergency brake, also needed hospital care, according to a spokesman for the MDA, an Israeli emergency medical service company.

There have been 174 stabbing attacks and 113 attempted stabbings, 143 shootings, 57 vehicle ramming attacks and one bus bombing, the Israeli Foreign Ministry reported.

Israel's President Reuven Rivlin has condoled the loss of life in the incident.

Friday is sometimes a day of heightened tensions in Jerusalem's Old City when tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers come to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

Apart from Friday's fatality, Palestinians have killed 42 Israelis and two visiting Americans since September 2015, mainly in stabbings, vehicle ramming assaults and shooting attacks.

According to AFP figures, some 250 Palestinians, a Jordanian and a Sudanese migrant have also been killed, a lot of them in the course of carrying out attacks, Israel says, and numerous others in clashes with troops in the West Bank and at the Gaza border, as well as in Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket attacks.

Others died during clashes and protests.Israel has accused the Palestinian leadership of inciting the violence.



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