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British Student Killed in Jerusalem Stabbing Attack

Scene of Jerusalem light rail stabbing, April 14, 2017 (Photo: Magen David Adom)

A British student studying in Israel as part of a student exchange program was stabbed to death last weekend in Jerusalem. Hannah Bladon was stabbed multiple times by a Palestinian terrorist while riding the light rail. She died from her wounds two hours after the attack.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

  • The Islamic State continued to target Egyptian Christians this week, targeting a police checkpoint near an ancient monastery in Sinai. At least four policemen were killed in the attack.
  • U.S. Homeland Security Chief John F. Kelly said this week that the threat of an ISIS attack is coming from both within and outside the country’s borders.
  • As Jews around the world prepare to observe Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday, April 24, The Fellowship is launching a new campaign, “We Remember, We Act,” aimed at providing Holocaust survivors living in poverty with basic lifesaving assistance.

 This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Senior Vice President Yael Eckstein on the urgency to act now to help needy Holocaust survivors.

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