On the day of the murder, while under the influence of the programs he had been exposed to on Palestinian television, the minor decided to commit a stabbing attack with the goal of murdering a Jew.

Palestinian minor who murdered Dafna Meir

 

(Communicated by the ISA Spokesperson)

A joint ISA-IDF operation on the night of 18-19 January 2016 resulted in the arrest of a minor from Beit Amra, near Hebron, on suspicion that he stabbed and murdered Dafna Meir, in Otniel, on 17 January.

During his ISA investigation it arose that during the period preceding the murder, the minor had watched broadcasts on Palestinian television in which Israel was portrayed as, "killing Palestinian young people."

On the day of the murder, while under the influence of the programs he had been exposed to on Palestinian television, the minor decided to commit a stabbing attack with the goal of murdering a Jew. Given the proximity of Otniel to his place of residence, he decided to commit the attack in Otniel.

Upon reaching Otniel and discerning Dafna Meir, the aforesaid minor stabbed her several teams and fled the scene.

The harsh result of the attack underscores yet again the severity of the threat posed by the wild incitement being carried out against the State of Israel and Jews in the Palestinian media, which influences lone attackers to commit murder and other serious acts of terrorism.