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Hallel Ariel, z'l, and her mother Rina Ariel

1. Hallel Yafa Ariel, 13 and a half years old, was on summer vacation, having just finished the 8th grade.

2. Hallel was related to Israeli Minister Uri Ariel.


3. The terrorist-murderer was 17 years old, Muhammad Taraiyre, from the village of Bani Naim. He climbed the fence at 8:44 AM, was spotted by security cameras, but made his way quickly to the Ariel house and murdered Hallel Yafa by stabbing her dozens of times while she was asleep in her bed.

4. The terrorist was neutralized by a member of the civilian Rapid Response Team. Another member of the team, Yehoshua Gilboa, was severely injured. The determination and drive of the RRT stopped this terror event from spreading any further.

5. The funeral will begin at the family’s home in Ramat Mamre “Kharsina” neighborhood of Kiryat Arba. The procession will conclude at the Ancient Jewish Cemetery in Hebron where the burial will take place. The funeral is expected to draw Ministers, Knesset Members, Rabbis and other spiritual and cultural leaders.

6. The Jewish Community of Hebron puts the blame for this murder squarely on the heads of the Palestinian Authority. The Jewish Community of Hebron calls on the State of Israel to cease supporting the PA and Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the murderous organization behind the incitement and today’s barbaric act. The PA was created by the State of Israel under the Oslo Accords, and continues to survive daily only due to the support of the State of Israel. It is ridiculous to support this Jihadist monster and then accuse it of terrorism.

8. The local Arab population works in Kiryat Arba without any sense of discrimination. Even thirty minutes after the murder, Arabs were seen working in the town unhindered. Our fight is not with the Arabs, but with the Jihad — a supremacist ideology.

9. This morning Rina Ariel, the mother of the victim, spoke at the hospital, saying, “My daughter was simply asleep, calm and serene, she was happy, and a terrorist came to her bed, in Kiryat Arba, and killed her… I want everyone to see our pain and to come console us. Hallel, may your memory be a blessing.”


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  1. Why is the Jewish press cowardly? Citing that the murderer was “neutralized” instead of “arrested,” or “eliminated” instead of “killed” makes it seem as if are dealing with a bucket of paint or a pile of poop. Keep it real: Murder-death-arrest-justified end to the terrorist’s life.

  2. I’m NOT religious at all but I love history. The Jewish people are indigenous from the ancient land Canaan, Judea or like the Romans called Palestine. Today like old times Israel is facing survival challenge, the world don’t care a bit about your whining.
    The worthless UN, EU-Liberal America will not come to help you, they already took sides with Islam.

  3. What complete dhimmie idiot wrote point #8… and like its a "fact".

    Islam itself must be outlawed and eradicated.

    The followers of Islam have been indoctrinated since infancy that Islam and its faithful will eventually rule the earth. The commands canonized in their Qur’an very explicitly make that a point and dictate that it should be accomplished by slaying the Jew and the infidel until the task is accomplished. Again, this is what Muslims from childhood are taught, believe and expect. The orthodox Muslims that practice it are labeled “terrorists”, "radicals" or some other euphemistic label which when you call it out separately lets Islam itself off the hook, that when in fact they are carrying out to the letter explicit and very clear Islamic religious commands. An example would be to say that there is a problem with the radical SS, thus implying that Nazism itself would otherwise be okay if it were not for those pesky SS.

    No decent person can remain a follower of Islam. Islam commands that its followers must not take infidels as friends. And indeed what decent person can claim to be your friend yet remain a willing follower of a religion which has indoctrinated them since earliest childhood that they are commanded to either murder you or at very least subjugate you to the status of a dhimmi, to expect that their religion will become superior over all other religions, to practice taqqiya, tawriya, kitman and muruna in claiming to be your friend all the while knowing it is the opposite that is true. Disgusting.


    Islam itself must be outlawed and eradicated.

    In the words of Turkish PM Erdogan regarding the term "moderate Islam" to describe the AKP party – "These descriptions are very ugly, it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.”

    “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”- Bukhari (52:177); Hadith (Website: The Religion of Peace)

    Search for the following: "Learn about Islam. That is the most important thing for people to do. Learn who it is that you are not." – Samuel Lurie

  4. It’s time to stop futzing around. 1. The terrorist’s body should be buried in an unmarked grave and never returned. 2. The family home of the terrorist should be leveled and it’s land annexed. 3. The extended family of the terrorist should be deported to Syria. 4. SINCE the PA has already started to pay a stipend to the family for the SHAHID (martyr) those funds should be deducted (as well as all such funds) from any and all taxes disbursed by Israel to the PA. 5. Since the PA and Fatah are honoring said terrorist on their websites, those same offices should be bombed.

  5. I am horrified by this heartless murder, and the fact that some of my tax dollars support the loathsome organization behind this cowardly act. Israel is right not to return the body of the terrorist so that he can be further glorified by the Palestinian authorities. Any payment to the family for acts of terrorism should be confiscated to remove incentive. I am glad for Israel that Mr. Netenyahu is your leader, and equally disgusted that Barak Obama is ours.

  6. We, all the JEWS, around the world, are crying with you. This should never have happened. and yet it did. It feels like a nightmere. How do we make peace with it and go on? I don't know, but Jews know that they have no choice. Am Yisrael Chai. My family made Aliya and we will never forget your precious sweet angel.May her neshama have an aliya. Please avenge her death God!!!!

  7. My heart aches for you. What a beautiful young lady murdered by Islamic terror. May the G-d of Israel be your comfort and strength.I am from New Zealand but can feel your pain-I think of that verse which speaks of the balm in Gilead-Jeremiah 8v22a

  8. How will this sweetest, most beautiful mother's gaping heart ever smile again? – She is indeed a hero – her raw emotion visible amidst the intense grieving of a wondrous beloved daughter provides insight into the deepest depths of all our pain. Her violent loss is ours too. Beyond horrific. As we lift up our eyes to the mountin, from where will our help come?

  9. The War Against the Jews…..whose side are we on?
    Stop all American and international support for the child-murdering Arabs who use the name "Palestinians". Their leaders incite the murder of Jewish civilians including children. Their people are proud of terrorists who slit the throats of 13 year old girls sleeping in their beds. Enough is enough! I call for the formation of a Jewish organization that will fight back in this war against the Jewish people. If the European Union gave a standing ovation to Abbas after his anti-Semitic speech, all of those representatives are clearly anti-Semitic. If we have any self-respect left after the Shoah, we must never again …never again….let European politicians support Jew killers. They have declared war on us…so unlike wimpy Islamist sympathizer Obama and the kapo Jews who support him, we self respecting Jews must acknowledge that Islamists have made us one of their most important targets (along with Yzedis, Christians, gays, African schoolgirls, etc.) and we must defend ourselves in this war. This war has nothing to do with gun control you Democratic twits…. I call on international diaspora Jews to stand up and say and do certain things that the Israeli government, for diplomatic reasons, cannot do. We must put aside all of our useless Holocaust commemoration museums and programs and instead act as if we truly mean, "never again", because it is happening again and again and again…what will it take for American Jews to stop reading Thomas Friedman, Roger Cohen and David Brooks from the New York Times, to stop supporting Hillary and other democrats and enter the war against the Jews on the side of the Jews. Those who are not yet involved in this war are going to have some explaining to do to their children and grandchildren, because while some Jews during the Shoah could say they didn't know the full extent of what was going on, you folks know exactly what is going on. It is a war that has been declared against us, and surrender and tolerance and compassion and empathy and submission are not the right weapons in war. – Howard Rotberg, Mantua Books….author of The Second Catastrophe: a Novel about a Book and its Author (a Jewish professor writes a controversial novel in 2002 claiming a Second Holocaust is underway) and Tolerism: The Ideology Revealed. (the author argues that the West has overemphazied the idea of tolerance so that it is the centre of a dangerous ideology of tolerance and respect and even submission to the enemy of radical Islam, and that the real western values are justice, individual rights and responsibilities and Torah values.

  10. This sweet young person reminds me of my granddaughter. I am so sad and wish the USA would do more to support Israel in stopping this type of murder. However, we have had a person in high office in the USA who does not care about these incidents against the people of Israel. We will have a chance to elect a new person who has promised to change the policy of the USA for the better in regards to how we help the people of Israel to stop these murderers. G-d bless this grieving family.

  11. Mere words are inadequate to comfort, in such a tragedy! I pay the Family feels hugged by 'Klall Yisrael' who mourns with you! Nichumim from Tovah in Brookline, MA, whose heart is heavy for and with you and Ahm Yisrael! May you be comforted by Ha-Shem,, among the mourners of Tzion & Yerushalayim!

  12. You do not know me and I do not know you but your daughter reminds me so much of mine at that age. She is so beautiful on the outside and I am sure even more beautfiul on the inside. My heart is so heavy for all of you for this incomprehensible heinous crime. I know this does not bring your daughter back but I pray for much strength to your family and many angels to surround you from further pain. I just wanted you to know there are people out here who mourn with you even being miles away. A tragedy is felt all over. May you be comforted by Hashem. I hope this reaches you.

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