Yerushalayim Stabbing Victim Identified As Hanna Bladon


The British national killed in today’s terror attack in Yerushalayim was 23-year-old Hannah Bladon of England. She was a student at Hebrew University as part of a student exchange program for just one semester.

She was killed today, Erev Shabbos Chol hamoed, after being stabbed in the chest on the Yerushalayim light rail.

Bladon previously attended University of Birmingham and had been participating in courses at the Rothberg International School at Hebrew University. Yediot reports that she started her studies at Hebrew University in late January and was due to return to Britain at the end of this semester, during the summer.

The Hebrew University expressed deep sorrow this evening over the murder and said it shared the family’s sorrow. “The university condemns such acts of terror, murder and vandalism, which harm innocent people who came to Jerusalem to study and enrich their academic knowledge,” read the statement.

Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu said in a statement that “Radical Islamic terrorism is striking capitals around the world. This time is struck Jerusalem. In the name of the entire People of Israel, I send my condolences to the victim’s family.”

{ Israel / Photo credit: Maariv}



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