US condemns ‘unconscionable’ Kiryat Arba attack

The US State Department condemns today’s terror attack in Kiryat Arba in which a 13-year-old girl was murdered as she slept.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms the outrageous terrorist attack this morning in the West Bank where a 13-year-old girl, Hallel Ariel, was stabbed to death in her home,” says the statement from spokesman John Kirby.

“This brutal act of terrorism is simply unconscionable. We extend our deepest condolences to her family. We also understand another individual who was responding to the attack was wounded by the attacker. We extend our hopes for a quick and full recovery.”

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