The levayah of 13-year-old Hallel Yafeh Ariel Hy”d will take place this evening at her home in Kiryat Arba after she was murdered in her bedroom this morning by a Palestinian terrorist, as reported earlier today.
Hallel Yafeh was a daughter of Avichai and Rena Ariel.
Rena explained to the media that her daughter was enjoying summer vacation, sleeping in late, when the terrorist entered their home and stabbed her. She was taken to Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Yerushalayim but succumbed to her critical injuries, having sustained multiple stab wounds to her upper body.
The terrorist was later identified as 17-year-old Muhammad Nasser Tarayrah Bani Na’im (pictured below). Tarayrah was shot and killed.
The assailant also attacked a security guard, Yehoshua Gilboa, 31, a member of the town’s civilian security team who responded to the terror attack. Gilboa has been transferred to Hadassah Ein Kerem in Yerushalayim. He is in serious condition.
Magen David Adom personnel were called to the scene at around 9 a.m. following reports of a terror attack.
A Kiryat Arba spokesperson said the terrorist penetrated the town’s security perimeter and entered the Ramat Mamre (Givat Harsina) neighborhood.
The levayah will begin at 6 p.m.
Hallale Yafeh is being described by her relatives as the “sweetest girl in the girl” who was “loved by everyone” and had “a heart of gold.”
In response to the attack, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s office states that efforts are already underway to destroy the terrorist’s home.
Netanyahu said that the “shocking” attack” is a reflection of the “bloodlust and inhumanity of incitement-driven terrorists against whom we stand.”
“The whole world must condemn this terror attack like the terror attacks in Orlando and Brussels were condemned,” he said. “[The Palestinians] must condemn the attack… and take immediate steps to stop the incitement.”
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