2017 Jerusalem Light Rail stabbing
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The 2017 Jerusalem Light Rail stabbing was a stabbing attack and suspected act of terrorism that occurred on Good Friday, April 14, 2017, on Jerusalem Light Rail's car. In the attack, a British student in her 20s was stabbed to death by a Palestinian. Two others, including a pregnant woman, were injured in the incident. The attacker was arrested and was deemed competent to stand trial.
Stabbing attacks were rare in Israel in 2017, although there was a spate of them in the fall of 2015 and early 2016. The attack took place as crowds of pilgrims from around Israel and the world gathered in the center of Jerusalem to celebrate Passover and Good Friday.
The attack occurred at about 1:00 pm April 14, 2017, as a knife-wielding man stabbed a 21 year old British exchange student. An off-duty police officer riding the light rail pulled an emergency brake and tackled the perpetrator, who was then arrested.
According to Israel's domestic security service, Shin Bet, the attacker was known to the authorities and the attack may have been a “suicide by soldier,” a phenomenon seen in other incidents in the last 18 months, "in which a Palestinian suffering from mental health or personal issues has chosen to carry out an attack as a way out of his problems."
After his arrest, pepetrator reportedly told investigators that he stabbed Bladon because he wanted the soldier standing beside her to kill him.
The accused is a Palestinian Arab from the Ras al-Amud neighborhood of East Jerusalem who was known to security services and had recently been released from a mental health facility where he was treated for attempted suicide. In 2011, the accused was convicted of molesting his daughter.
Hannah Bladon, a 20-year-old student in Israel on an exchange program from the University of Birmingham was fatally injured and died in ambulance en route to Hadassah Medical Center.
- Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu said: "Radical Islamic terrorism is striking world capitals. Regretfully, terrorism struck today in Israel's capital – Jerusalem."
- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said “The bitter news of the young woman’s death in a terror attack in Jerusalem fills me with deep sorrow.”
- Mark Regev Israeli ambassador to the UK, said “My thoughts are with the family and friends of UK student Hannah Bladon, who was murdered in a senseless act of terror in Jerusalem today.".
- A spokesman for the Hebrew University condemned "such acts of terror that harm innocent people, and especially a student who came to Jerusalem to study and widen her academic horizons." 
- Right Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave, Bishop of Lichfield, expressed "deep sadness," over the killing. 
- List of terrorist incidents in April 2017
- List of violent incidents in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, 2017
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