Sunday, November 22, 2015

22-Nov-15: The young Israeli woman stabbed this afternoon in Gush Etzion has died of her injuries

Hadar Buchris - murdered this afternoon
Tragic news: the 21-year-old Israeli woman who was the victim of a stabbing attack at Gush Etzion Junction, near Efrat, this afternoon [here], has died of her injuries.

Emergency treatment was given at the scene before she was rushed to Shaarei Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. She died there. Her name is Hadar Buchris. She lived in Safed, in the Galilee. At this stage, that's all we know about her life. We want to know more and will share what we learn.

Her family are entering one of the most difficult and challenging chapters that any of us ever know. May their family and friends have the wisdom to know what to say and not to say, what to do and not to do, and to provide them with the love and support of which they will now have great need.

The murderer was shot and killed by security forces at the scene. He is Wissam Tawabte (or عصام ثوابتة - Issa Thawabta, Essam ThawabtehIsam Ahmed Salman Thawabteh), a man in his early thirties from Beit Fajjar, a Palestinian Arab town of about 11,000 people, close to Efrat. In Ma'an's version of reality:
Thawabta was the third Palestinian to be killed on Sunday, after another two Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli settlers after allegedly attempting to attack Israelis.
Sickeningly, every Arabic-language site and/or Twitter account we have looked at tonight declares the killer of this luminous young woman a "martyr".

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