In mid-April we wrote about the terrorist murder of Hannah Bladon, Palestinian terrorist stabs British student to death on Jerusalem Light Rail.

Hannah was in the wrong place at the wrong time. She gave up her seat to a woman holding a baby, and thus put herself standing next to the Palestinian man who would stab her to death.

As is all too common now, this appears to be another case of a Palestinian engaging in terrorism due to personal problems, rather than ideology, in an attempt (failed this time) to get themselves shot to death in the act, what is described as “suicide by Israeli cop”:

Since October 2015, more and more attackers are choosing to commit terror attacks and suicide missions for various reasons. Among these reasons include but are not limited to various levels of domestic violence within the household (with family members such as siblings, spouses, fiance, etc.); social criticism for an immoral act, such as adultery, lack of respect for the family, matriculation failure and more; and serious psychological issues stemming from depression, despair, and mental illness. In the absence of an appropriate response to these problems, both by the family household or the authorities, young people feel trapped in a dead end and that their only way to escape is by dying.

Committing suicide is not option or a normative behavior, therefore, young people choose to commit acts of terror in order to die to become “martyrs”. These youth assume that the execution of a terror attack will allow the young person to escape their bitter fate and get the recognition of “the martyr” for which will absolve them of all wrongdoing or unusual behaviors, and death will possibly provide their family with financial benefits—receiving compensation from the Palestinian Authority and therefore, not subjecting the family to burdens.

The killer was recently formally charged:

Israeli authorities on Thursday charged a Palestinian with murder over the fatal stabbing of a young British woman on a Jerusalem tramway last month, the justice ministry said.

Jamil Tamimi, 57, from east Jerusalem, was charged with premeditated murder, the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry said Tamimi had entered the tramway with the intention of committing a murder and stabbed 20-year-old Hannah Bladon seven times.

It said he chose her as a victim because she seemed incapable of defending herself.

After the murder, there were numerous tributes to Hannah, including by local football (soccer) fans:

Thousands of football fans are to remember tragic Birmingham student Hannah Bladon, who was stabbed to death in Jerusalem on Good Friday.

The 20-year-old theology undergraduate was murdered on a tram as she took part in an exchange programme with the Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Her death sparked a massive outpouring of grief with tutors at the University of Birmingham among those paying tribute.

A minute’s silence was due to be observed before Derby County’s match against Huddersfield Town at 5pm on Monday.

Hannah, from Burton-on-Trent, was a supporter of the home side.

A statement on Derby’s Facebook page said: ”Everybody at Derby County would like to express our sincerest sympathies to the Bladon family.”

Hannah was recently laid to rest in her home town in Britain, as the Derby Telegraph reported:

Hundreds of people gathered to say farewell to an “extraordinary young woman” who was killed when she was stabbed during an exchange programme in Jerusalem.

Friends, family, classmates and teachers attended the funeral service to pay tribute to Derby County fan and former Abbot Beyne School pupil Hannah Bladon, who died on April 14 after being attacked on a tram.

… Rev Stanley Monkhouse led the tributes at Hannah’s funeral on Thursday – and looked back on the first time he met “bright and fearless” 20-year-old back in 2014.

He said she was a woman who “packed such a lot of life into a very short time”, while those who had their lives touched by her shared memories and kind words about her during a service at the Church of Saint John the Divine, in Rolleston Road, Burton.

Mr Monkhouse told the congregation: “I knew straight away from Hannah’s spark and excitement within the church that she was an unusual young lady. She was kind, not prejudiced in any way, and full of excitement about life….

Rev Michael Freeman, who had known Hannah since she was four years old, also spoke as her vicar and her friend.

He spoke of her colourful character and said that Hannah’s parents lives were “changed forever” when she came into the world, having a “good and positive impact on everyone she met”.

Her family and friends put together this photo montage:

A fundraising page raised over £5000 to cover funeral expenses.

Hannah’s stabbing murder is part the so-called “Knife Intifada,” which since 2015 has consisted of a large number of high profile stabbings and attempted stabbings by Palestinian terrorists, along with car rammings and shootings.

We have covered many of these attacks:

These attacks, even when motivated by personal problems, are a direct result of Palestinian media and political incitement, even of children, such as these recent examples:

Hannah Bladon should not be forgotten.

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