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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