A Palestinian terrorist on Thursday morning snuck into the outskirts of the Jewish town of Kiryat Arba in Judea, broke into an outlying house and stabbed 13-year-old Hallel Yaffe Ariel to death as she lay in bed.
A local response team was already aware of the infiltration, and stormed the house after hearing Hallel’s screams.
One of the first responders found the girl covered in blood and began to administer CPR, but was jumped and stabbed by the terrorist. The rest of the team arrived moments later and shot the terrorist dead, but also accidentally hit the first responder helping Hallel,
The wounded first responder is listed in moderate condition.
Hallel, who was not breathing and had no pulse, was rushed to a hospital in Jerusalem, but doctors were unable to save her life.
PHOTO: Hallel Yaffe Ariel’s blood-soaked bedroom (IDF Spokesperson)