Jerusalem stabbing terrorist gets 18 years in prison

Jamil Tamimi stabbed three civilians, murdering 25-year-old British student, wounding a pregnant woman and another.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Stabbing attack
Stabbing attack

On Monday, Jamil Tamimi, an Arab resident of Jerusalem, was sentenced to 18 years in prison in a plea deal for a stabbing attack he committed in 2017.

On Friday, April 4, 2017, Tamimi stabbed three civilians at a light rail stop near the Old City of Jerusalem. 25-year-old Hannah Blandon, a British student was murdered.

Two others were injured, including a pregnant woman in her 30s and a male in his early 50s.

Tamimi was neutralized and arrested at the scene by an off-duty police officer. He was known to be mentally ill with a criminal record.

At the time, a Shin Bet spokesperson reported that the terrorist may have been attempting to commit suicide at the time of the attack.

Photography: Yonatan Sindel Flash90

Jamil Tamimi, 58, a member of the Tamimi clan, who stabbed and killed British tourist Hannah Bladon on April 14, 2017, is brought for a court hearing at the Yerushalayim District Court, on June 7, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)