British student stabbed to death by Palestinian in Jerusalem

A British woman has died after being attacked by a Palestinian man with a knife in Jerusalem, Israeli police said.

The woman in her early 20s was travelling on the Jerusalem Light Rail near Old City when she was attacked, officials said.

Israel’s Shin Bet security agency identified the assailant as 57-year-old Jamil Tamimi and said he suffered with mental health problems and was convicted in 2011 for sexually assaulting his daughter.

It added that he had previously tried to commit suicide.a

In a statement, Shin Bet said: “This is one of many instances where a Palestinian suffering personal strife … chooses to carry out an attack in order to find release for his problem.”

Local media said the attacker stabbed the woman multiple times and was armed with a kitchen knife.