13 year old Israeli girl murdered in her bed by Palestinian terrorist

Hallel Yafa Ariel, murdered by a Palestinian terrorist in Kiryat Arba

Dreadful news today from the town of Kiryat Arba, near Hebron. Hallel Yafa Ariel, a 13 years old schoolgirl, was asleep in her bed when a Palestinian terrorist, in his teens himself, jumped the security fence of the town and ran towards the Ariels’ house. There he stabbed Hallel eight (!) times, killing her.  The town’s security team had received noticed of a breach in the fence from its electronics system and began hunting for the intruder. Simultaneously they heard sounds from the Ariels’ house, and burst in. But it was too late for Hallel Hy’d. The murderer turned on one of the security team, and another member shot the terrorist dead.

The Jerusalem Post reports:

A Palestinian terrorist stabbed a 13-year old to death in her bedroom on Thursday morning after he infiltrated the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, which is located next to Hebron.

A Magen David Adom paramedic said that when he arrived at the scene the teenage girl, Hallel Yaffa Ariel, was unconscious and was not breathing. They were able to resuscitate her at the scene, but the it was touch-and-go during the whole journey to Sha’are Tzedek Hospital, as they continuously fought to keep her alive.

She was pronounced dead shortly after her arrival, without ever regaining consciousness.

Hallel, had been a member of a dance troop and had performed in Jerusalem the night before. Her father, Amihai, is a cousin of Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, and runs a boutique winery.

The terrorist, believed to be 17-year old, breached the settlement’s fence and then entered the Ariel home that was located on a security road, near a yeshiva high school for boys.

The settlement’s security team responded to the incident. According to the IDF, the terrorist stabbed a member of that security team, before another member of the team shot and killed the him.

Among the Magen David paramedics who responded to the scene, was the wife of the wounded member of the security team.

She went with her husband to the Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Karem. Doctors there said that the wounded man, believed to be age 30, was suffering from gun shot wounds and that his injuries were not life threatening.

The Prime Minister reacted immediately by ordering a closure of the terrorists’ village, and the rescinding of the family’s work permits.

The article notes the terrorist’s death wish:

At the beginning of the week he wrote a post saying that “the death is a right and i am asking for my right.”

If he wanted to die so badly he could have just jumped off a bridge or a roof. Why did he have to kill an innocent child?

The answer lies partly with his “illustrious” family:

His uncle, Yousuf Tarahirah, carried out a car-ramming attack in Hebron in March.

But the main answer to the question: what would spur a 17 year old schoolboy (as the murderer will no doubt be portrayed in a sympathetic media) to jump over a security fence and hunt out a sleeping girl? and then stab her eight times. And to continue stabbing at armed security forces?

The answer of course is incitement. When Palestinian children are indoctrinated to kill, kill, kill the Jews, and when their leaders proudly proclaim that when they see an Israeli they’ll slit his throat – what result did anyone expect?

Watch this horrifying video about the indoctrination and incitement of Palestinian children educated in UNRWA schools. Yes, that’s right, schools funded and run by a UN agency (via This Ongoing War). How could those children become anything BUT Jew-haters?

The UNRWA schools are funded in part by the EU – that very European Parliament that applauded Mahmoud Abbass’s water-libels mere days ago.

And the EU helps to fund terrorist murderers even further:

I cannot begin to fathom the pain and horror of the family. I can barely bring myself to imagine the scene myself. I keep seeing in my mind’s eye my teenage granddaughters, the same age as Hallel Hy’d, they go to similar dance and social groups, sleep in late on summer holiday mornings, and – crucially – they too live in “settlements”.

There can be NO justification for the murder of innocents, whether they live in Tel Aviv or settlements, outposts or kibbutzim. Varda Epstein notes so pertinently that Hallel’s murder will not doubt be belittled, if not justified, because she is a “settler”.  Aussie Dave found some of these vile reactions almost immediately. Read them at your peril:

That’s about as much as I can stomach. There’s much more at Israellycool.

Netanyahu demands that the world not only denounce the murder, but that they take action to stop the incitement:

But before he makes demands of the world there is a lot more that Israel itself could be doing: closing down mosques where the imams preach incitement to murder and Jew-hatred; closing down UNRWA-run schools and appointing a panel of educators to re-educate Palestinian children into the norms of humanity; and to take IMMEDIATE action against terrorists and their families. Not to let court cases drag on through months of judicial delay. The IDF should be instructed to destroy the terrorist’s house TODAY. The family and his supporters should expelled to Gaza or Syria or Jordan, or maybe the ever-loving EU today.

There is no need to wait for approval from our “allies”. It will never be forthcoming. We have to act for ourselves, and if not now, when.

May the family of Hallel Yafa Ariel be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

יהי זכרה ברוך. ברוך דיין אמת

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11 Responses to 13 year old Israeli girl murdered in her bed by Palestinian terrorist

  1. Elisheva says:

    I wholeheartedly agree, with this “the IDF should be instructed to destroy the terrorist’s house TODAY. The family and his supporters should expelled to Gaza or Syria or Jordan, or maybe the ever-loving EU today.”

    • anneinpt says:

      I don’t understand how our gov’t can’t comprehend that we’re broadcasting weakness in a region where strength is the only thing that is respected.

  2. rabbiadar says:

    This breaks my heart.

    • anneinpt says:

      I’m walking around in tears. I don’t always take terror attacks so personally but this one has hit home because Hallel was a child, the same age as my grandchildren, and she was killed in what should have been the safest place for her.

      The hatred that inspires such murderous acts is almost incomprehensible.

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  4. YJ Draiman says:

    When is the Israeli government stopping in deluding itself that the Arab/Palestinians want peace? It is time to face reality and stop wasting time on a façade in the illusion of peace. The Arabs behavior and actions speak volumes, that they do not want peace. When you teach your children to commit terror and violence, honor terrorists and suicide bombers; there is no one to talk to.
    As long as you have Arabs living in Greater Israel, terror and violence will never stop. It is in their blood and in their culture. Just look around in the world and see how terror and violence is promoted in the Muslim countries and in the Muslim communities in Europe and elsewhere. They are killing each other by the tens of thousands. When is the world at large going to wake up and face the hard reality? That terror and violence must be eliminated at all costs like a cancer or we are doomed to extinction. Death to all terrorists must be applied, no exception. When the Arabs Muslims; are teaching their children from infancy to commit terror and violence. There is no alternative but elimination of the terrorists and those who promote and incite the masses to commit terror and violence.

    It is time for Israel to go in with the Army and start taking over Hebron, the second holiest city for Jews. Every terror attack another section of Hebron will be retaken by Israel the rightful owners. Since the 1920’s Hebron has and is a hotbed of terror. It is time to take some serious actions.
    When you the Arabs teach and train your children to hate and commit terror and violence. There is no one to talk to. The only solution is to expel all the Arabs to Jordan or to the homes and 75.000 sq. mi. of territory the Arab countries confiscated when they terrorized and expelled over a million Jewish families from the Arab countries. Jews who have lived in those Arab countries for over 2500 years and now live in Israel. The Arabs do not belong in Israel. The past has shown that they know only terror and violence. They are killing their own people by the thousands.
    Yj Draiman

  5. Yves P. says:

    We always think that the horror couldn’t get worse but it does. And each time that a new level is reached one would expect the Israel government to do something unexpected, something drastic that would bring some hope in the population, but nothing happen. The Jews keep dying and their enemies keep celebrating. One wonder if the members of your Government are forbidden to open history books? Don’t they know that waiting for better times has never work for the Jews?
    Tonight I will go to sleep thinking of that poor girl, and the others ones whose names will be added to the list in the coming days, weeks, months.

    • anneinpt says:

      Sadly your prediction of more names has already come true Yves. One man has been killed and his wife and children injured in a shooting attack on the road near Hebron.

      I don’t understand what has happened to our leaders. They’ve lost their nerve, the typical Israeli chutzpah and courage. I am in depression about it all.

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