JERUSALEM: A mentally ill Palestinian man who stabbed a British woman to death near Jerusalem’s Old City was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Thursday by an Israeli court, reports AFP.
Hannah Bladon, 20, was stabbed to death on April 14, 2017, by Jamil Tamimi, a Palestinian resident of east Jerusalem aged 57 at the time.Bladon, a student at Britain’s University of Birmingham, was in Jerusalem on a semester-long exchange programme at the Hebrew University.
She had been riding a tram close to the Old City when she was stabbed by Tamimi seven times.
Tamimi, who was convicted on December 31 and sentenced on Thursday in a plea bargain, had been released from a mental health institution the previous day.
He was furious his children refused his request to stay with them and “resolved to stab someone to death with a knife” he had bought, the ruling said.