British woman stabbed to death in Jerusalem

A young British tourist has been stabbed to death in Jerusalem.

The woman, thought to be in her early 20s, was attacked while she travelled on a light rail train near the Old City, which was packed as Christians celebrated Good Friday and Jews marked Passover.

The woman was rushed to a medical centre but died soon after.

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Israeli police say she was attacked by a Palestinian man who stabbed her repeatedly.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: “We are in touch with local authorities following an incident in Jerusalem on April 14.”