Israeli woman, 23, dies of wounds sustained in supermarket stabbing


JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli woman seriously injured in a stabbing at a West Bank supermarket has died.

Shlomit Krigman, 23, died early Tuesday morning. She was in the Beit Horon settlement, located between Jerusalem and Modiin, on Monday visiting her grandparents when she was attacked in the market.

Krigman, who grew up in the Shadmot Mehola settlement in the West Bank, had served as a Bnei Akiva youth group leader in Beit Horon, home to about 300 families, and was considered a resident by those who lived there.

Her funeral was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. A recent graduate of Ariel University, she is survived by her parents and six siblings.

A 58-year-old woman also stabbed in the attack remains hospitalized in Jerusalem.

The two male Palestinian assailants who attacked the women were shot dead by the store’s security guard. Security officials searching the area following the attack found several homemade bombs had been planted as part of a planned attack; they were neutralized by sappers.

The assailants, one from a nearby Palestinian village, are believed to have entered the settlement by coming up from a nearby riverbed and jumping the community’s fence.

In a statement issued following the attack, Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin said: “My thoughts and prayers are with those wounded and fighting for their lives after the severe terror attack at Beit Horon. These difficult times are fraught with confrontation and we will overcome. We will continue to fight against terrorism and the incitement which drives it. In the face of terror, we choose life.”

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