Israel Bars Palestinian Governor from Visiting Terrorists Families

The Times of Israel reports: Israel on Sunday barred the Hebron governor from entering its territory after he visited the family of a Palestinian who killed an Israeli teenage girl in her sleep, officials said.

On Thursday, 19-year-old Mohammed Nasser Tarayra broke into the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba in the West Bank, on the outskirts of Hebron, and stabbed 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel to death before he was shot dead by a security guard.

The terror attack sparked outrage and prompted Israel to put in place an “effective closure” on Hebron and significantly increased the presence of soldiers in the area, an Israel Defense Forces spokesperson said.

The decision to bar Governor Kamal Humeid (pictured) from Israel was taken by the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, the Israeli Defense Ministry unit that manages civilian affairs for Palestinians in the West Bank and liaises with Gaza.

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