Mother of slain girl: ‘Here’s one last hug from mom’

(Photo: Hillel Meir/TPS)

(Photo: Hillel Meir/TPS)

“Thirteen-and-a-half years ago, after a lot of challenges and attempts, I had the privilege of giving birth to you. Since then, there’s been light in my life…Halleli, goodbye, sweetie. Have one last hug from mom.

Story via Ynet News.

Hundreds attended the funeral of 13-year-old Hallel Ariel at the old Jewish cemetery in Hebron on Thursday afternoon. Ariel was murdered in her bed earlier by a 17-year-old terrorist who climbed Kiryat Araba’s security fence and infiltrated her home.

Ministers Naftali Bennett and Uri Ariel (both Bayit Yehudi) and Minister Ze’ev Elkin (Likud) were among those accompanying Ariel on her final journey.

“In my aching heart, I turn to you, the Muslim mother who sent her son to stab. Muslim Arabs, you raised your kids to hate; it’s time for introspection,” she [Rina, Hallel’s mother] added.

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, a cousin of Hallel’s father, also spoke at the funeral. “I stand here and tell you, Hallel, and you, the Ariel family—we vow today to build in the land of Israel even further. We always need to be building in the land of Israel, planting, settling it—and now even more so,” he said.

Read the whole story at Ynet News.

Terror attack in Netanya: Palestinian wounds two, killed by civilian

Netanya attackerA suspected terror attack was perpetrated in Netanya on Thursday evening, in the vicinity of the city’s market on Milkhemet Sheshet ha-Yamim Street (Six Day War Street).

The assailant, an Palestinian male, was shot and killed by an armed civilian who was standing at the scene, with security forces arriving in the minutes following the attack.

Initial investigations have revealed that the terrorist was a resident of the Tulkarem region. Tulkarem is a Palestinian city on the other side of the Green Line from Netanya, around 16km east of the coastal city. Read more at The Jerusalem Post.

CUFI Talking Points: 13 year old stabbed to death in her bed by a Palestinian terrorist

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We at CUFI are shocked and heartbroken this morning to learn that 13 year old Hallel Yaffa Ariel was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist who broke into her bedroom in Kiryat Arba. The loss of her young beautiful life, so full of promise and innocence, is deeply mourned by everyone in Israel and the CUFI community. We offer her family our prayers and support during their time of grief.

Sadly, this type of brutal and unwarranted attack against innocent Israeli civilians in their own homes happens all too frequently. We urge President Abbas and worldwide leaders to immediately and unequivocally condemn this barbaric and cowardly act of terrorism. The Palestinian Authority must also end its abhorrent practice of incitement that leads to terrorism, such as the statement by a senior Abbas aide, Sultan Abu al-Einein, earlier this week that encouraged Palestinians “wherever you see an Israeli, slit his throat.”

Hours after Hallel’s murder, another Palestinian terrorist stabbed two people, a man and a woman, in Netanya. The attacker was shot and killed by an armed civilian shortly before security forces arrived on the scene. The male victim is currently in serious condition and the woman is in moderate condition. Our prayers are with them for their full recovery.

Hallel’s murder makes her the 34th Israeli killed in a wave of Palestinian terror attacks that have swept the nation since October 1, 2015. For nine months, Israeli civilians have been targeted by an ongoing series of stabbings, shootings, car-rammings, and suicide attacks. The world has remained mostly silent, often choosing to ignore the terror but to condemn Israel’s response to it.

But the world cannot continue to ignore the murderous hatred of radical Islam that threatens Jews, Christians, Muslims and so many others around the world. Just two days ago attackers believed to be connected to ISIS murdered over 40 people and injured more than 230 others in the suicide attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport. Earlier this month a terrorist who pledged allegiance to ISIS murdered 49 people in Orlando, and before that it was Brussels, San Bernardino, and Paris. The exact same hatred that murdered Hallel also murdered all of these other victims. It is time for the world to stop looking the other way and recognize that Israel’s enemies are also our enemies. We in CUFI will do everything in our power to tell the truth about this terror and to stand by our greatest ally in the fight against this terror — Israel

Talking Points: 13 year old stabbed to death in her bed by a Palestinian terrorist

We at CUFI are shocked and heartbroken this morning to learn that 13 year old Hallel Yaffa Ariel was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist who broke into her bedroom in Kiryat Arba. The loss of her young beautiful life, so full of promise and innocence, is deeply mourned by everyone in Israel and the CUFI community. We offer her family our prayers and support during their time of grief.

Sadly, this type of brutal and unwarranted attack against innocent Israeli civilians in their own homes happens all too frequently. We urge President Abbas and worldwide leaders to immediately and unequivocally condemn this barbaric and cowardly act of terrorism. The Palestinian Authority must also end its abhorrent practice of incitement that leads to terrorism, such as the statement by a senior Abbas aide, Sultan Abu al-Einein, earlier this week that encouraged Palestinians “wherever you see an Israeli, slit his throat.”

Hours after Hallel’s murder, another Palestinian terrorist attacked two people, a man and a woman, with a knife in Netanya. The attacker was shot and killed by an armed civilian shortly before security forces arrived on the scene. The male victim is currently in serious condition and the woman is in moderate condition. Our prayers are with them for their full recovery.

Hallel’s murder makes her the 34th Israeli killed in a wave of Palestinian terror attacks that have swept the nation since October 1, 2015. For nine months, Israeli civilians have been targeted by an ongoing series of stabbings, shootings, car-rammings, and suicide attacks. The world has remained mostly silent, often choosing to ignore the terror but to condemn Israel’s response to it.

But the world cannot continue to ignore the murderous hatred of radical Islam that threatens Jews, Christians, Muslims and so many others around the world.  Just two days ago radical Islamists murdered over 40 people and injured more than 230 others in the suicide attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport. Earlier this month a terrorist who pledged allegiance to ISIS murdered 49 people in Orlando, and before that it was Brussels, San Bernardino, and Paris. The exact same hatred that murdered Hallel also murdered all of these other victims. It is time for the world to stop looking the other way and recognize that Israel’s enemies are also our enemies. We in CUFI will do everything in our power to tell the truth about this terror and to stand by our greatest ally in the fight against this terror — Israel.