The Jerusalem Post reports: Crying, Rena Ariel caressed the blue shroud covered body of her daughter Hallel Yaffa, 13, before uttering her final parting words, to the girl who had been a brilliant student and who loved to dance.
“I am giving you one last hug,” Rena said on Thursday evening as she eulogized Hallel in front of the hundreds of mourners who filled the small public grass lawn, just a short walk away from their home in the West Bank Kiryat Arba settlement.
Just the night before, Hallel had performed in Jerusalem with Harikod dance troop. In the morning she slept late. She was alone in the house when a Palestinian teen, Mohammad Tarairah, 17, snuck in her bedroom through an open window and stabbed her to death.
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