IDF Arrests Sister of Kiryat Arba Killer Over ‘Incitement’

Israel locked down the West Bank town of Yatta on June 9, as they searched for clues after two Palestinian gunmen shot dead four people at a popular Tel Aviv nightspot
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The Times of Israel reports: Israeli troops arrested eight Palestinians, including the sister of a terrorist who murdered a teenage girl in the settlement of Kiryat Arba, in overnight sweeps in the West Bank, the army said Sunday morning.

The army said in a statement that the arrest of Lara Tarayrah of Bani Na’im, a village near Hebron, was part of its crackdown on incitement and support for terrorism.

On Thursday, Tararyah’s brother Muhammad Nasser Tarayrah, 17, stabbed and killed Hallel Yaffa Ariel, 13, as she slept in her bed in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, adjacent to Hebron.

He was shot and killed by guards who responded to Ariel’s screams.

A short video clip published on Palestinian media Thursday showed a sister of Tarayrah referring to her brother as a “martyr.”

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