November 6, 2023 | Flash Brief

Terrorist Murders Israeli Policewoman in Jerusalem Who Immigrated from U.S.  

November 6, 2023 | Flash Brief

Terrorist Murders Israeli Policewoman in Jerusalem Who Immigrated from U.S.  

Latest Developments 

An Israeli policewoman who immigrated from the United States was stabbed to death by a teenage Palestinian in Jerusalem on November 6. The attack, outside an Arab school near Herod’s Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City, came amid widespread intelligence alerts in Israel that the Gaza war could fuel terrorism elsewhere.  

Ross Elisheva Rose Ida Lubin, a 20-year-old Border Police sergeant, suffered fatal wounds in the stabbing, while a second Border Police officer was lightly hurt. A third officer shot dead the 16-year-old terrorist, a resident of Issawiya in eastern Jerusalem. Police were investigating whether he was a pupil in the nearby school or had any accomplices. His attack was not immediately claimed by any Palestinian faction. 

According to the police, Lubin immigrated to Israel alone from the United States and lived in Kibbutz Saad, one of the communities on the Gaza periphery whose residents were forced to shelter from Hamas marauders on October 7.  

Expert Analysis 

“This young American-Israeli woman tragically became the 59th police officer sacrificed in the now more than four-week-long and expanding war with Hamas. That so many police are among the fatalities should be indication aplenty of how intimate and immediate the Palestinian terrorist threat is to Israelis — whether in the south, in the West Bank, or in their capital.” — Mark Dubowitz, FDD CEO 

“While we focus our attention today mostly on Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon, we cannot lose sight of the ongoing Palestinian terror threats Israelis face every day throughout their country. These are the terror threats that made headlines for two years prior to October 7 and they haven’t gone away since.” — Richard Goldberg, FDD Senior Advisor 

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