US tourist murdered in Israel


An American tourist was stabbed to death and another woman wounded while hiking in Israel.

"We are examining whether this is a nationalistic stabbing, but other leads are being examined as well," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

Kaye Wilson, a Briton who immigrated to Israel, said she and Christine Logan, a visitor from the United States, were attacked by two Arabic-speaking men while hiking yesterday in a wooded area south of Jerusalem.

Ms Wilson told police she played dead and managed to reach a parking area where people called the police, who mounted an overnight search for Ms Logan. Her body was found early today.

Police identified Ms Logan as an American but gave no further details. Ms Wilson was treated in a Jerusalem hospital for multiple stab wounds.