21-Year-Old Victim of Palestinian Stabbing Attack Remembered Lovingly by Her Teachers
The murder on Sunday of 21-year-old Hadar Buchris by a Palestinian terrorist at the Gush Etzion junction came as a shock to everyone who knew her, Israel’s Channel 2 reported.
Hadar, a resident of the northern Israeli city of Safed and a student at the Bat Ayin midrasha near the site of the attack, was stabbed while waiting for a ride at the intersection, near the settlements of Efrat and Alon Shvut. IDF soldiers stationed nearby immediately shot and killed the terrorist, later identified as Wissam Tawabte, 34, from Beit Fajjar, a nearby Palestinian village.
Buchris was administered emergency medical treatment at the scene before being evacuated to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center for treatment, but was pronounced dead soon afterwards.
Teachers from her old school in the Golan Heights told Channel 2 about the shock and disbelief at Buchris’ death. “When her name was released on the news, we hoped it was just a similar name and it wasn’t her,” they said. Her former theater teacher told interviewers that Hadar was “always a source of good energy,a wonderful girl, welcoming and very funny.”
Earlier on Sunday, a Palestinian taxi driver from the village of el-Bireh near Ramallah tried to run over a group of Israelis near Kfar Adumim. Failing, he got out of his car and attacked the group with a knife, lightly injuring a 51-year-old man before being shot and killed by a civilian.
An hour earlier, a Palestinian woman with a knife was run over by former settler leader Gershon Mesika, and then shot by security forces, while attempting to stab an Israeli civilian outside Nablus, near the IDF’s Samaria Brigade Headquarters.