Hillel Yafa Ariel, a 13 year old Israeli girl, has died of her wounds after a terrorist broke into her house in Kiryat Arba and stabbed her in her bed Thursday morning.
The Palestinian terrorist climbed over the security fence surrounding the Harsanina neighborhood, infiltrated one of the houses located just yards away from the fence, and stabbed Ariel, critically wounding her. The girl suffered from stab wounds all across her upper body, and was evacuated to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem where she later died of her wounds.
He then attempted to stab a 31-year-old man who is a part of the of settlement’s civil security squad. The man was able to shoot the terrorist to death.
The man is suffering from bullet shrapnel to his upper body and legs. He was evacuated to Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem.
The settlement’s civil security squad was sent to the scene of the attack after the IDF’s surveillance and observation systems identified the terrorist crossing the fence. It was then that the terrorist attacked one of its members, and was then gunned down.
The terrorist was identified as 17-year-old Mohammed Taraireh from the village of Bani Na’im, near Kiryat Arba.
He is a relative of the man who carried out a car ramming attack in Kiryat Arba in March.