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British Woman, Hannah Bladon, Stabbed To Death In Jerusalem

The attacker was caught at the scene.

14/04/2017 12:35 | Updated 14 April 2017
Ammar Awad / Reuters
Israeli policemen block a road where the light train passes.

She’s been named as student, Hannah Bladon, by Israel’s ambassador to the UK, Mark Regev.

Israeli police say a 57-year-old Palestinian man is the perpetrator and forces apprehended him at the scene.

Spokeswoman Luba Samri said the man attacked the woman as she traveled on the light rail near Jerusalem’s Old City.

The area was packed with Christians celebrating Good Friday and Jews celebrating Passover, reports the Press Association.

She was taken to hospital where she died of her wounds.

A video purporting to be the moment the attacker was apprehended shows a chaotic scene on the city’s tram system.

Since September 2015, Palestinians have killed 42 Israelis and two visiting Americans, mainly in stabbings, car ramming assaults and shooting attacks.

Israeli forces have killed at least 243 Palestinians during that time, most of them identified as attackers by Israeli authorities.

Israel says the bloodshed is fueled by a Palestinian campaign of incitement. Palestinians say it is from frustration over decades of Israeli rule in territory they claim.

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