Early yesterday evening, a terrorist stabbed a 39-year-old woman, Dafna Meir, to death in front of her teenage daughter at their home in the town of Otinel, near Kiryat Araba in the West Bank. Meir, who reportedly fought with her Palestinian attacker to protect her children, leaves behind a husband and four children, aged 11 to 17.
A search is ongoing for the Palestinian attacker.
Interestingly, the Indy did find time to publish an unrelated article by their Middle East correspondent on how Palestinians are “united” by Israel’s revived policy of demolishing terrorists’ homes. This article, by Ben Lynfield, was published more than 6 hours after the attack in Otinel.
Minutes before this post was published, another terror attack occurred in Tekoa, southeast of Jerusalem in the West Bank, where a pregnant woman in her 30s was stabbed and moderately wounded by Palestinian. The victim was evacuated to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.
We’ll update this post if major UK news sites do eventually report on either of these latest attacks.
Meir was the 29th person killed since the latest wave of Arab terror began on Oct. 1st.
UPDATE: Since this post was published, the Guardian and Telegraph ran stories on the terror attack. Thus far, however, neither the Independent nor Times of London have done so.