Israel decides to slam down on Palestinian entrance permits following Hadas Malka's murder in terror attack

Doctors at the Hadassah Mt. Scopus Medical Center fought to save Staff Sgt. Major Hadas Malka’s life after she had been critically injured during yesterday’s stabbing attack, but were later required to pronounce her dead. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a situational assessment discussion with several government officials, upon which it was decided to decrease entrance leniency towards Palestinians.

Footage following yesterday's terror attacks

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Shortly after being evacuated to the Hadassah Mt. Scopus Medical Center in critical condition yesterday (Friday), the Israel Border policewoman who was injured during the Damascus Gate stabbing attack was pronounced dead. “The Israel Police and the Border Police announce with great sorrow the death of Staff Sgt. Major Hadas Malka, a Border policewoman who was murdered in the terror attack that occurred this evening at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem,” the Israel Police said in an official statement.

23-year-old Staff Sgt. Major Hadas Malka from Ezer, a town located south of Ashdod, served in the Israel Border Police for her compulsory military service and re-enlisted a year and three months ago for career service, in which she served as a commander. Hadas left behind her parents, two brothers and three sisters.

The late Hadas Malka Photo Credit: Israel Police Spokesperson’s Unit/Channel 2 News

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a situational assessment meeting via telephone with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Israeli Internal Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan, Israel Police General Commissioner Roni Alsheikh, Shin Bet Director-General Nadav Argaman, Israeli Military Intelligence Directorate Chief Herzl Halevi and Israeli Government Activities in the Territories Coordinator Yoav Mordechai. During the discussion, a decision was made to halt Palestinian visits to Israel for the Ramadan holiday. However, worshippers’ entrance to al-Aqsa mosque will continue as usual.

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