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Mother of slain teen: Murderous terrorist killed my daughter

The mother of the 13-year-old Israeli girl murdered by a Palestinian terrorist pays tribute to her daughter, who she says was a “happy girl.”

“My daughter was sleeping, peacefully, calmly, a happy girl,” says Rina Ariel, according to the Srugim website. “A murderous terrorist came to her bed, inside Kiryat Arba, and killed her.”

Hallel Yaffa Ariel was stabbed to death earlier today by a Palestinian terrorist who broke into her room and attacked her as she slept.

“I’m a mother, I am small, I don’t say anything,” Rina Ariel says. “I’m only asking that everyone will see the pain, come to offer comfort, come to strengthen, come to say that Kiryat Arba is ours, a place where we can live and not perish, and sustain our love of the place and of Israel. May Hallel rest in peace.”

Hallel Yaffa Ariel, 13, was killed in a stabbing attack in her bedroom in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, June 30, 2016. (Courtesy)
Hallel Yaffa Ariel, 13, was killed in a stabbing attack in her bedroom in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, June 30, 2016. (Courtesy)
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