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New sense of vulnerability grips Israeli settlers after stabbing of 13-year-old girl

New sense of vulnerability grips Israeli settlers after stabbing of 13-year-old girl

Last week, 13-year-old Hallel Ariel’s bedroom was covered in blood.

Mohammed Tarayrah, a 17-year-old Palestinian from the neighboring village of Bani Naim, broke into her family’s home in a fortified West Bank settlement on Thursday and stabbed her to death in her bed. Settlement security guards burst in and shot him to death shortly afterward.

On Monday, the room seemed nearly normal. Hallel’s school certificates and artwork hung on the walls. A small scar in the floor tiles left by a bullet was the only trace of Thursday’s events. For the time being, Hallel’s two sisters had moved out of the bedroom they shared with her, her aunt said,...

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