Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Israeli dies of wounds after stab attack, Palestinian village sealed


BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- An Israeli injured during a stab attack in the illegal West Bank settlement of Beit Horon died from her wounds Tuesday, Israeli police said.

Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri said in a statement that the 24-year-old woman succumbed to stab wounds in the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. The woman, identified in Israeli media as Shlomit Krigman, was one of two Israelis to be targeted in an attack carried out by two Palestinians on Monday, both of whom were shot dead by an Israeli security guard while fleeing the scene.

Two pipe bombs -- improvised explosive devices -- were found near the scene inside of the illegal settlement following the attack.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the Palestinians who carried out the attack as Ibrahim Osama Yousif Allan, 23 from the village of Beit Ur at-Tahta west of Ramallah and Hussein Muhammad Abu Ghush, 17, from the Qalandiya refugee camp north of Jerusalem.

All entrances and exits to Beit Ur at-Tahta were sealed by Israeli military forces following the attack and continued to be closed to all Palestinian movement Tuesday with the exception of medical emergencies, an Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an. more