'I want to die,' Kiryat Arba terrorist wrote on Facebook prior to attack

17-year old hailed as "martyr" by Palestinian Authority official media. Tarayrah wrote on Facebook before the attack: "Death is a right and I am asking for my right to die."

June 30, 2016 14:03
Muhammad Tarayrah

Muhammad Tarayrah. (photo credit: ARAB MEDIA)

On Saturday, Muhammad Tarayrah revealed his willingness to become a “martyr,” writing on Facebook: “Death is a right, and I am asking for my right to die.”

The 17-year-old carried out a stabbing attack in Kiryat Arba on Thursday, killing Hallel Yaffe Ariel, a 13-year-old girl.

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Tarayrah, who lived in Bani Naim, near Hebron, was inspired by Majd al-Hadour, an 18-year-old woman from his village who carried out a car-ramming attack against soldiers near Kiryat Arba last Friday.

Soldiers shot and killed Hadour.

In the posts he published about her on his Facebook page, Tarayrah mentions Hadour under the hashtag #”A sister to bravery.” In addition, he wrote a poem for her, telling her that “Jerusalem is now proud of you.”

Tarayrah’s uncle Yusuf Waleed Tarayrah was killed by soldiers in March after carrying out a car-ramming attack near Kiryat Arba.

In a post he wrote at the beginning of Ramadan, Tarayrah said: “Even though we are happy on Ramadan, we carry a great pain in our hearts – we miss you, Yusuf Tarayrah.”

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