(JNS.org) The Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office filed an indictment Thursday against 57-year-old Palestinian terrorist Jamil Tamimi, who murdered 21-year-old British exchange student Hannah Bladon on Jerusalem’s light rail in April.
The indictment states Tamimi was in possession of a seven-inch kitchen knife when he boarded the Jerusalem light rail with the intention to murder. After determining Bladon was incapable of defending herself, Tamimi stabbed the British student in the chest seven times, killing her. The attack occurred on the Christian holiday of Good Friday.
The indictment said the terrorist continued his attack until passengers on the train subdued him, before security forces arrived at the scene. Israeli authorities have said Tamimi, who is alleged to have a history of mental health issues, initiated the terror attack hoping he would be killed by security forces.
“This is another case, out of many, where a Palestinian who is suffering from personal, mental or moral issues chose to carry out a terror attack in order to find a way out of their problems,” Israel’s Shin Bet security agency had said following the attack.
The terrorist will reportedly receive a stipend of approximately $1,000 per month from the Palestinian Authority.
Bladon’s family said in a statement issued through the British Foreign Office, “Hannah was the most caring, sensitive and compassionate daughter you could ever wish for…Our family is devastated by this senseless and tragic attack.”