Palestinian teen indicted in murder of Israeli mother of 6


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian teen was indicted in the brutal murder of Dafna Meir, a mother of six, in her West Bank home.

The teen, from a nearby West Bank village, was indicted Monday in military court. He was arrested two days after the Jan. 17 murder in Otniel and confessed to the crime during an interrogation, according to the Shin Bet security service.

Meir was stabbed to death while fighting off her attacker in what is believed to have been an attempt to save three of her children who were at home. She was the mother of four children and a foster mother of two young children.

The alleged assailant ran off after he was unable to remove the knife from her body.

The teen watched Palestinian television broadcasts that incited against Israel and said Israel was “killing young Palestinians” before he allegedly committed the crime, according to the Shin Bet.

The indictment reportedly states the teen returned home after the murder and spent the evening with his family watching a movie.

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