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January 21, 2016 7:55 am

Palestinian Father, Social Media Praise Terrorist Who Murdered Israeli Mother

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The Palestinian teenager who murdered Dafna Meir in Otniel. Photo: Twitter.

Murad Bader Abdullah Adais, the Palestinian teenager who murdered Dafna Meir in Otniel. Photo: Twitter.

A mother of six was targeted by a Palestinian terrorist and stabbed to death on Sunday. But his father’s reaction was not one of horror or shame.

“I am proud of him,” the father of Murad Bader Abdullah Adais told Palestinian media, reports Israel National News.

Adais fatally stabbed Meir at the entrance of her house in the town of Otniel, south of Hebron, while three of six children were home. Meir’s initial struggle with Adais forced him to flee the scene, perhaps saving her children from the attacker. Following an intense manhunt, Israeli authorities arrested Adais Tuesdaymorning.

A Palestinian news website — QudsN — celebrated the murder by posting an incendiary graphic that features the town’s name Otniel in Arabic, with a bloody knife forming the last letter.

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The Elder of Ziyon blog reported that dozens of comments glorified the attack, with some social media users hoping that Meir burns in hell.

A day after Meir’s murder, a Palestinian terrorist stabbed and injured a pregnant Israeli woman in the West Bank Jewish community of Tekoa. The IDF shot and wounded the terrorist, before evacuating him to a hospital. The terrorist reportedly entered Tekoa through a hole in the border fence.

In the past four-month wave of Palestinian terrorist attacks, 25 Israelis and an American student have been murdered. At least 146 Palestinians, 101 of whom were assailants, have been killed following terrorist attacks or in clashes with Israeli soldiers.

Steven Emerson is the Executive Director the Investigative Project on Terrorism ( where this article first appeared.

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