A Palestinian MUSLIM terrorist fatally stabbed Hallel Yaffa Ariel, (photo right) a 13-year-old girl in her home in Judea-Samaria today before being shot dead by security guards. The army said the Muslim savage killed in her bed after breaking into her home in Kiryat Arba, outside the city of Hebron.
CNN Hallel Yaffa Ariel was sleeping when a Palestinian teenager entered the house in the settlement near Hebron and killed her, authorities said. The girl was a dual national of Israel and the United States.
Security guards on the settlement entered the home and found the suspect still inside, the IDF said. During a fight, one security guard was stabbed, and the intruder was shot and killed.
“Just like any teenager on summer holiday, my daughter was asleep, calm, relaxed. A terrorist murderer came and murdered her in her bed,” her mother, Rena Ariel, told Israel’s Channel 2.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the attacker as Mohammed Tarayra, 17, from Bani Naim, a village east of Hebron. In response to the attack, the IDF sealed off access to Bani Naim to everyone except humanitarian and medical workers.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the world to condemn the attack. “The horrifying murder of a young girl in her bed underscores the bloodlust and inhumanity of the incitement-driven terrorists that we are facing. The entire nation deeply identifies with the family’s pain and declares to the murderers: You will not break us. We will continue to take strong and determined action against terrorism everywhere and at all times,” he said in a statement.
Netanyahu said he would revoke work permits for members of Tarayra’s family and has started the process of seeking approval to demolish Tarayra’s home, a not uncommon practice by Israeli authorities.
Sari Bashi, Israel-Palestine director of Human Rights Watch, said “the killing provides no legal justification for the Israeli government to punish the alleged attacker’s family members.”