Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Bladon murder

HANNAH BLADON, the young British woman murdered in Jerusalem on Good Friday, was a religion and archaeology student at the University of Birmingham who was on an exchange semester at the Hebrew University: Hannah Bladon murder: Israeli leaders say attack is an act of 'terrorism' (RobbieGordon, Derby Telegraph).
Israeli leaders have condemned the murder of a 20-year-old Derby County fan in Jerusalem, claiming it was an act of "terrorism".

Hannah Bladon, from Burton, was attacked on a tram on Good Friday. She was stabbed several times in the chest and died in hospital.


Ms Bladon had been studying religion, theology and archaeology at the University of Birmingham since 2015. As part of her studies, she had begun an exchange semester at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in January.

She was returning from an archaeological dig when she was killed by a man wielding a kitchen knife on the tram, which was busy as Christians marked Good Friday and Jews celebrated Passover.

I join many others in extending my condolences to her family and friends for this terrible loss.