Palestinian man jailed for 18 years after killing Briton in Jerusalem

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Israeli court says Jamil Tamimi was mentally ill when he stabbed Hannah Bladon in 2017

A court in Israel has sentenced a Palestinian man to 18 years in jail for fatally stabbing a British student, Hannah Bladon, in Jerusalem, under a plea bargain that acknowledged he is mentally ill.

Jamil Tamimi, 59, killed the 20-year-old University of Birmingham exchange student on a tram in April 2017 as she travelled to a church where she volunteered. He had chosen her at random when she got up to offer her seat to another woman, the court heard.

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