The name of the woman who was killed in her home in Otniel on Sunday was cleared for publication.
Dafna Meir, age 39 and mother of six was a nurse at the Soroka University Medical Center, Beersheba. A terrorist entered Otniel, snuck into Meir's house, and stabbed her to death before fleeting the scene.
Security forces have launched a large search of the area and set up roadblocks. Residents of Otniel have been asked to remain in their homes.