An Israeli-American woman who defended a kibbutz against the Hamas terrorist attack on October 7 was stabbed to death by a 16-year-old boy on Monday.
Sergeant. Elisheva Rose Ida Lubin, 20, of Georgia, was patrolling Jerusalem’s Old City with two other officers when she was attacked by a teenage attacker, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Lubin was seriously injured in the attack and later succumbed to her injuries.
A second officer suffered minor injuries, while a third repelled the teenage attacker, who Israeli police said was a 16-year-old Palestinian resident of Sa’ir in East Jerusalem.
The next day, the Israel Defense Forces pursued the teenage “terrorist” during a raid on a refugee camp, leading to clashes between soldiers and local Palestinians.
“The mapping was done in preparation for the demolition of the home of the terrorist who carried out the knife attack yesterday in Jerusalem,” the IDF said in X.
“During the activity, the suspects threw stones and threw Molotov cocktails at the forces who responded by shooting; injuries were detected.”
The killer was shot dead by other border police officers, according to the Israeli press.
Over the course of the night, the IDF reportedly arrested 28 wanted people, including 11 associated with Hamas, and destroyed a weapons warehouse “containing gas cylinders and other materials intended for the preparation of explosives.”
According to the Atlanta Jewish Times, Lubin lived in Dunwoody, a suburb north of Atlanta.
He immigrated to Israel from the United States in August 2021 and joined the Israel Border Police as part of his military duty in March 2022.
Lubin was designated a “lone soldier,” meaning she lived in Israel without her family.
She lived in Kibbutz Sa’ad in southern Israel, one of several places Hamas targeted in its surprise attack last month.
The alleged last video captured of Lubin shows her waving and smiling at the camera while telling her family that she loves them.
“Marty, the girls and I are heartbroken by the tragic news of Rose Lubin’s death.” said Georgia Governor Brian Kemp.
“His courage and commitment to fighting evil is an inspiration to us all, and we will continue to keep his family and loved ones in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”
Soldiers account for approximately 340 of the 1,400 deaths reported by Israel since Hamas’ initial cross-border incursion.
The Palestinian death toll has surpassed 10,000 and includes many women and children, according to Hamas officials.