British student murdered by Palestinian

A Palestinian man wielding a 12in knife stabbed two British students in Jerusalem Wednesday, killing one, as violence flared just 48 hours after the Gaza pullout.

Shmuel Mett, 21, and Sam Weissbart, 20, both from Golders Green, North London, were walking back to the orthodox Mea Shearim quarter of East Jerusalem when they were attacked, apparently at random, around 8.30pm last night in the Old City, close to the Jaffa Gate, police said.

Both men, students at the Mir Yeshiva, a large Jewish seminary, were stabbed in the stomach in the attack. Mett died an hour later at the city’s Hadassah hospital after Mr Weissbart managed to struggle to a nearby police station to raise the alarm, Times Online reports.

Mett, who had been studying in Israel for two years, was engaged to be married in three months.

Mr Weissbart, who was taken to the Shaare Zedek Medical Centre after the stabbing, is expected to make a full recovery from his injuries.

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