Tributes paid after UoB student killed in Jerusalem tram attack

Exchange student Hannah Bladon was a victim of a stabbing in Jerusalem

The victim of a stabbing in Jerusalem yesterday (Friday April 14th, 2017) has been named as University of Birmingham student Hannah Bladon, aged 21.

Studying Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham, Hannah Bladon was in Jerusalem studying archaeology and Hebrew among other subjects, as part of an Exchange Program that began in January at the Rothberg International School at The Hebrew University.

Stabbed multiple times in the chest while travelling on a tram in Jerusalem, Hannah Bladon later died in hospital from her injuries.

According to the police, the 57 year old Palestinian male suspect had been recently released from a psychiatric hospital and was detained at the scene.

The University of Birmingham has released a statement about the incident: ” We are deeply saddened to hear about the death of our student Hannah Bladon who was killed whilst on an exchange programme in Jerusalem. Our thoughts are with her friends and family during this tragic time and we will be providing support for any student affective by this terrible event.”

If you are looking for support please refer to the University of Birmingham Counselling and Wellbeing Services link below or wide support in the Birmingham area.

University of Birmingham Counselling and Wellbeing Services: https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/as/studentservices/counselling/index.aspx

The FCO’s general advice and updates for Israel: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/israel

The “Travel Aware” page: https://travelaware.campaign.gov.uk

Statement from the University of Birmingham: https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/student/news/public/spring-2017/statement-hannah-bladon.aspx

Other support services:

Birmingham Counselling Services: http://birminghamcounsellingservices.co.uk/
Birmingham Cruse Bereavement Care: http://www.crusebirmingham.co.uk/getting-in-touch

 

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