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  • Palestinian teen convicted in murder of Israeli mother of 6

    May 3, 2016 | 8:31 am

    A Palestinian teenager was convicted in the murder of Dafna Meir, a mother of six, in her West Bank home.

    On Monday, the 16-year-old assailant was convicted of murder and illegal possession of a weapon in Judea military court, the Israel Defense Forces announced the following...

  • Palestinian teen indicted in murder of Israeli mother of six

    February 22, 2016 | 8:35 am

    A Palestinian teen was indicted in the brutal murder of Dafna Meir, a mother of six, in her West Bank home.

    The teen, from a nearby West Bank village, was indicted Monday in military court. He was arrested two days after the Jan. 17 murder in Otniel and confessed to the crime...

  • Otniel suspect’s father: Family was unaware of crime, shouldn’t lose home

    January 19, 2016 | 3:48 pm

    The father of the Palestinian teen accused of fatally stabbing an Israeli woman in a West Bank settlement said his family’s home should not be demolished because it’s “very possible” that if he’d known of his son’s guilt, he would have turned the boy in to Israeli officials.


  • Palestinian teen arrested in murder of West Bank mother of six

    January 19, 2016 | 8:20 am

    A Palestinian teen was arrested in the stabbing murder of Dafna Meir, an Israeli mother of six, in her West Bank home.

    The suspect, 16, was arrested overnight Monday in a Palestinian village near the scene of the attack, where he was hiding out, the Israel Defense Forces said. He...

  • Jewish woman stabbed to death in West Bank settlement

    January 19, 2016 | 8:15 am

    A Jewish Israeli woman in her 30s was stabbed to death inside her home in the West Bank settlement of Otniel, near Hebron.

    The Israel Defense Forces and police are investigating the murder late Sunday afternoon as a terrorist attack. The woman was later identified as 39-year-old...

  • Couple who postponed wedding after terror attack invites public

    November 17, 2015 | 12:57 pm

    The young couple who postponed their marriage by a week after the terrorist murder of the bride’s father and brother has invited the public to their wedding.

    Sarah Techiya Litman and Ariel Beigle will be married Nov. 26 in the Jerusalem International Convention Center. Litman’s...

  • Family of alleged Palestinian gunman says father did not turn him in

    November 17, 2015 | 10:23 am

    The family of the Palestinian man arrested in the fatal shooting of a Jewish-Israeli father and son denied that he was turned in by his father.

    Shadi Mutawa, 28, a member of Islamic Jihad, was arrested on Saturday night and has implicated himself in the West Bank killings of...

  • Israeli father, son killed in West Bank shooting attack

    November 13, 2015 | 9:31 am

    Two Israelis, a father and his son, were killed near a West Bank settlement in a shooting attack.

    The incident occurred Friday afternoon near Otniel, which is located 10 miles southwest of Hebron, as unidentified individuals opened fire on a grey Hyundai minivan with...

  • Remembering Noam

    By Jonathan Medved

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Staff Sgt. Noam Apter, age 23, died Friday night Dec. 27 as a hero in an attack on the Jewish settlement of Otniel. His picture was on the front page of every Israeli daily newspaper. His bravery reported on every newscast in Israel. His family's mourning and loss have been a subject...