Israeli Woman Wounded in Stabbing Attack Dies in Hospital

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Shlomit Krigman, murdered in a West Bank stabbing attack on Jan 25, 2016.
Shlomit Krigman, murdered in a West Bank stabbing attack on Jan 25, 2016.Credit: Facebook

A 24-year-old Israeli woman died of her wounds Tuesday morning, less than a day after being stabbed in an attack in the West Bank settlement of Beit Horon.

Officials at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem said that the 24 year old, later identified as Shlomit Krigman, had arrived at the hospital in critical condition Monday and that doctors had hoped to stabilize her condition before she died Tuesday morning.

Her funeral is expected to take place at 1 P.M. in Jerusalem.

Another Israeli woman was also moderately wounded in the same attack, carried out by the two Palestinian assailants who police said were shot and killed by a security guard while trying to flee the scene.

A search of the settlement, which borders Route 443 between Jerusalem and Modi’in, found three pipe bombs that the terrorists had left behind. The two assailants had seemingly planned a combined attack using knives and explosives.

The attackers were later identified as Ibrahim Alan, from the adjacent West Bank village of Beit Ur al-Tahta, and Hussein Abu Ro’ash, from the Qalandiyah refugee camp, north of Jerusalem. 

The Israel Defense Forces immediately sealed off Beit Ur al-Tahta in accordance with a previous order of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with only those requiring medical attention permitted to enter or leave.

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