Palestinian Stabs 13 yr old American Girl as She Slept
Hallel Yaffe Ariel was a 13 year old American citizen who lived with her parents on the West Bank in the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba. She was full of hopes and dreams for her future, until she was murdered without provocation as she slept in her bed.
The suspect, Muhammad Tarayra, 19, jumped a security fence and entered the girl’s home. The IDF released a bloody photo of the young woman’s bedroom after he violently stabbed her.
A civilian security guard arrived after the perimeter alarm went off. Another Israeli guard was injured by the attacker. The security guard shot the attacker dead. Ambulances transported both the second security guard and the girl to the hospital. She succumbed to her wounds; he is listed in serious condition.
The first reports of the incident from the IDF reported Ms. Ariel as 15, not 13. But the US State Department confirmed her age at 13.
PM response to the murder
Netanyahu gave a swift and strong response. NBC reported,
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the “entire world needs to condemn this murder” just as it condemned terror attacks in Orlando and Brussels.
“The horrifying murder of a young girl in her bed underscores the bloodlust and inhumanity of the incitement-driven terrorists that we are facing,” he said in a statement. “The entire nation deeply identifies with the family’s pain and declares to the murderers: You will not break us.”
— Peter Lerner (@LTCPeterLerner) June 30, 2016
Funeral for Hallel Yaffe Ariel has begun. Her father said the mourner’s kaddish while her mother cried over her body pic.twitter.com/EGkywfrwAx
— Judah Ari Gross (@JudahAriGross) June 30, 2016
The Palestinians spread their particular brand of terror by using the weakest, the most vulnerable to make fear their goal. They are true cowards. Even Germany tweeted,
— GermanForeignOffice (@GermanyDiplo) June 30, 2016
They are correct: nothing on the face of this earth justifies murdering a child in her sleep.