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Young woman injured in stabbing attack yesterday in settlement of Beit Horon dies of her injuries

It was reported this morning that Shlomit Kriegman, 23, who was stabbed yesterday by a Palestinian in the settlement of Beit Horon, has died of her injuries. According to the reports, two Palestinians came to Beit Horon yesterday, climbed over the perimeter fence, and reached the vicinity of the settlement’s grocery store. There they stabbed two women – Shlomit Kriegman, 23, and another woman aged 60 who was moderately injured. The two attackers then scattered incendiary devices and as they attempted to escape they were shot and killed by a security guard on the settlement and another armed civilian. B'Tselem wishes to express its profound sorrow on Shlomit Kriegman’s death and extends its condolences to her family and hopes for a speedy recovery to the other woman injured in the attack.

Deliberate targeting of civilians undermines every moral, legal and human standard. B’Tselem strongly condemns any and all deliberate attacks against Israeli or Palestinian civilians and calls once again on politician and leaders on all sides to act responsibly and avoid fanning the flames of violence.