We remember Hallel: 13-year-old girl murdered by a Muslim terrorist as she slept in her bed
On this day four years ago, on June 30, 2016, 13-year-old girl Hallel Yaffa Ariel, a dual Israeli and American citizen, was murdered by a 17-year-old Muslim terrorist while she was sleeping in her bed.
The terrorist infiltrated the town of Kiryat Arba, climbed into the Ariel family’s home through an open window, found Hallel asleep alone in her room and brutally stabbed her again and again in her own bed.
Hallel was alone in the room she shared with her two younger sisters because of the start of summer vacation for Israeli middle school children. She was a member of a dance troupe that performed the night before and was asleep because she had arrived home late from the performance.
The Muslim terrorist later stabbed a member of the community’s civil security squad, seriously wounding him. Despite his grave injury, the man was able to shoot and eliminate the terrorist.
The Palestinian Authority has paid his family more than 50,000 shekels reward for the murder of Hallel, as part of its ‘pay for slay’ policy.