Palestinian stabs Israeli woman to death in her home in settlement of Otniel

Published: 
17 Jan 2016

According to media reports, a Palestinian stabbed Israeli civilian Dafna Meir to death yesterday evening on the threshold of her home and fled. Meir, 39, was a mother of six from the settlement of Otniel in the South Hebron Hills. Three of her children were at home at the time. B’Tselem expresses deep sorrow over the attack and conveys its sincerest condolences to the family of the deceased.

Deliberate targeting of civilians undermines every moral, legal and human standard. B’Tselem strongly condemns any and all deliberate attacks against Israeli or Palestinian civilians and calls once again on politicians and leaders on all sides to act responsibly and avoid fanning the flames of violence.

The husband and children (C) of Dafna Meir, 38, mourn during her funeral ceremony in the settlement of Otniel January 18, 2016. Photo by Ronen Zvulun, Reuters
The husband and children (C) of Dafna Meir, 38, mourn during her funeral ceremony in the settlement of Otniel January 18, 2016. Photo by Ronen Zvulun, Reuters