American Stabbing Victim in Israel Identified as 29-Year-Old Graduate Student, Taylor Force
The American killed in a stabbing attack Tuesday evening in Israel has been identified as 29-year-old Taylor Force, a graduate student at Vanderbilt University. Force’s wife was severely injured in the same stabbing spree, which left nearly a dozen others injured in Jaffa. “It is with extreme sadness that I write to inform you that Taylor Force, a student at our Owen Graduate School of Management, was fatally wounded March 8 in a stabbing attack while on an Owen school trip to Tel Aviv, Israel,” the Nashville-based university wrote in a statement. “All other Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff on the trip are safe.” The terrorist assailant has also been identified as 22-year-old Palestinian Bashar Massalha; he was shot dead by police.