TEL AVIV – A relative of the 17-year old Palestinian who stabbed and killed a 13-year old girl after breaking into her bedroom on Thursday reportedly tried to stab an Israeli female soldier on Friday near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron and was shot dead during the attempted attack.
The Times of Israel reports:
According to Palestinian sources, the attack was carried out by a relative of the youth who on Thursday murdered 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel as she slept in her own bed.
Palestinian sources named her as Saara Hagog, 27, a member of the Tarayrah family from the village of Bani Naim, adjacent to Kiryat Arba. Ariel was killed by 17-year-old Muhammad Nasser Tarayrah, also from Bani Naim.
Police said that the woman approached Border Police officers at the entrance to the Tomb armed with a knife, and tried to stab one of them. No Israelis were hurt in the incident. The officers shot the woman, police said. She was treated for her wounds by the security forces, but was later pronounced dead.
This was the third terror incident in Israel within 24-hours and was the second involving a member of the Tarayrah family. Also it is the third attack or attempted attack since March from the same family.
Yesterday, two Israelis were wounded in a Palestinian terrorist stabbing in Netanya, located about 18 miles north of Tel Aviv.
Also yesterday, Muhammad Nasser Tarayrah murdered Hallel Yaffa Ariel in her bedroom in the Ramat Mamre neighborhood of Kiryat Arba, a neighborhood close to the fence that straddles the city. Kiryat Arba is on the outskirts of Hebron in the West Bank.
Mohammad’s uncle, Yusuf Waleed Tarayrah, carried out a car ramming attack in March near Kiryat Arba during which he was killed by IDF forces.
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