Israeli teenager murdered in West Bank a US citizen

By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF
June 30, 2016 21:51

WASHINGTON - A 13-year-old Israeli girl fatally stabbed in her bedroom in Kiryat Arba on Thursday was a US citizen, the State Department said.

The girl, Hallel Yaffa Ariel, was attacked after an assailant climbed a security fence and entered a home in the settlement of the settlement, near Hebron.

"We have now confirmed that she is a US citizen," State Department spokesman John Kirby said at a news briefing.


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