Woman fatally stabbed by Palestinian in Jerusalem, authorities say

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A British woman has been stabbed to death by a Palestinian man in Jerusalem, Israeli police said.

The incident occurred in a train carriage on the light rail network near Jerusalem's municipality building and the walled Old City.

TV footage showed police officers restraining a man and carrying him away.

According to the ISA, Tamimi was convicted of sexually abusing his daughter in 2011 and attempted to commit suicide earlier this year by swallowing a razor blade.

On Good Friday each year, Christians hold a procession along the Via Dolorosa in the Old City, retracing what they believe was the route that Jesus took to his crucifixion.

CBS Radio News correspondent Robert Berger reports thousands of pilgrims joined the Good Friday procession on the Old City's "Via Dolorosa".




Palestinian teenager Jassem Muhammad Nakhla, who was shot and grievously injured by Israeli forces near the Jalazone refugee camp in the central occupied West Bank in March, succumbed to his wounds on Monday, the Palestinian Ministry of Health reported. At least 242 Palestinians have died during the period of sporadic violence.

Since October of 2015, more than 270 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli police either during - or after - alleged attacks on Israelis or in clashes with Israeli security forces, according to official Palestinian figures.

One of the other youths, 17-year-old Muhammad Mahmoud Ibrahim Al-Hattab, died that day, while the two others, Muhammad Hattab, 18, and Muhammad Moussa Nakhla, 18, were also seriously wounded.

Israel has been criticized internationally for being too heavy handed in response to the attacks, which have left almost 50 Israelis and more than 200 Palestinians dead.

Palestinian fears that Israel will seek to change those rules have repeatedly led to violence.

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