Victim was 21-year-old exchange student on her way to the church where she volunteered.
The Palestinian killer convicted of murdering British student Hannah Bladon in Jerusalem in 2017 was found dead in his prison cell on Wednesday.
An Israeli court sentenced the 63-year-old Palestinian murderer, Jamil Tamimi, for 18 years for stabbing the British exchange student to death in a crowded Jerusalem Tram.
Tamimi stabbed 21-year-old Hannah Bladon at least seven times. More bloodshed was averted as he was subdued by an off-duty Israeli policeman present at the scene. Later, Tamimi admitted that he chose Hannah as a target because she “looked like a weak and easy target,” according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency report.
Bladon was an exchange student from Birmingham, UK, studying theology and biblical archaeology at Hebrew University. She arrived in Israel a couple of months before her murder and was on her way to a local church where she volunteered when she was murdered.
The Times of Israel reported the death of the convicted murderer:
Jamil Tamimi, 63, was found by a prison guard lying on the floor of his cell at the Nitzan Prison, unconscious and without a pulse, the Israel Prisons Service said in a statement. “
The guard called a paramedic and a doctor who began resuscitation operations and called an ambulance.
The prisoner’s death was declared at the scene,” the statement read. Tamimi’s family from East Jerusalem was notified of his death.
The IPS said it would investigate the circumstances. It gave no immediate details on what caused Tamimi’s death.
Tamimi, who had a history of mental illness, was found fit to stand trial. He was handed a lighter sentence because of his purported mental condition.
The victim’s family was outraged at the lenient sentence, British newspaper The Sun reported at the time of the sentencing. “They are outraged by the leniency of the sentence. They expected that Hannah’s murderer would spent [sic] the rest of his life behind bars,” the family’s lawyer told media. The bereaved family’s wish now appears to have been realized.
The gruesome murder of Hannah qualified Tamimi and his family for the pay-for-slay scheme run by the Palestinian Authority (PA), which rewards suicide bombers, stabbers, and murderers with generous monthly ‘salaries’ for carrying out acts of terrorism against Israel.
Tamimi “accused of murdering a British student in Jerusalem will be paid a salary of more than £800 a month by the Palestinian government – which receives more than £25 million [roughly $33 million] a year from the UK in foreign aid,” UK’s Daily Mail reported in April 2017.
The Palestinians will pay blood money to Hannah Bladon's killer. How should Britain respond? https://t.co/DXWQyggz21
— Michael Dickson (@michaeldickson) April 22, 2017
The perverse payment scheme run under the banner of “Palestinian Authority Martyrs Fund” is unwittingly funded by the financial assistance provided by the U.S., European, and other Western governments. According to the Israel-based watchdog Palestinian Media Watch, the PA awarded over $150 million to terrorists and their families in 2020.DONATE
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