British woman killed in stabbing attack on Jerusalem light rail
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                  British woman killed in stabbing attack on Jerusalem light rail

                  Credit: MAGEN DAVID ADOM

                  British woman killed in stabbing attack on Jerusalem light rail

                  14.04.2017, Israel

                  A British woman in her 20s was killed after being stabbed in a terror attack on the Jerusalem light rail, early Friday afternoon.

                  The woman was initially in critical condition following the attack and suffered from multiple stab wounds to her upper body, Magen David Adom reported, but later succumbed to her wounds, according to Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem.

                  According to Israel Police, the woman was reportedly a student tourist from Britain. British news company Sky News has confirmed on Friday afternoon that the victim was indeed a British national.

                  Army Radio reported that the suspected terrorist is a 57-year-old mentally-ill man named Jamil Tamimi, a resident of the Jerusalem's Ras al-Amud neighborhood. He was apprehended by officers and transferred for questioning.

                  According to an Israel Police spokeswoman, the suspect was a passenger on the light rail. As the train approached Kikar Tzahal, he reportedly stood up from his seat, pulled out a knife and stabbed a fellow passenger.

                  A police officer who happened to be on the train apprehended the terrorist.

                  Two additional people were also wounded in the incident, including a 50-year-old man and a pregnant woman in her 30s, who suffered an injury to her stomach when the light rail made an abrupt stop. The 50-year-old man was injured while attempting to flee the scene. Both were transferred to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

                  The attack took place while the light rail was on Jaffa Street at Kikar Tzahal, at the intersection with Shlomo Hamelech Street, across from the Old City.

                  According to CityPass, the light rail resumed service to most stations, with the exception of stations between the Central Bus Station and Damascus Gate.

                  Friday's incident marks the second time in a mere few weeks that a Palestinian perpetrator has targeted Israelis. On April 6, a Palestinian attacker rammed his vehicle into two soldiers standing guard by a bus stop near the entrance to the West Bank settlement of Ofra, resulting in the death of Sgt. Elchai Teharlev. The second soldier suffered light injuries.

                  Security forces have predicted prior to the holiday of Passover that there will probably be an uptick in violence throughout the holiday, with Jerusalem in particular being a likely location to be targeted. On April 1, the Old City was again afflicted by terror when a Palestinian attacker stabbed two teenagers and a police officer in the Muslim Quarter before being neutralized at the scene.