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Muslim Savage Who Stabbed To Death Mother Of 6 Apprehended - Father Of 16 Year Old Jihadi Says He Is "Proud" Of His Son

January 19, 2016

Terrorist who murdered Dafna Meir apprehended

IDF special forces and Israel Security Agency capture the terrorist who murdered Dafna Meir late Monday night.

Arutz Sheva Staff

During a very intensive search that was conducted throughout the day and into the late night hours on Monday, the IDF and Israel Security Agency successfully apprehended the terrorist who murdered Dafna Meir at the entrance to her home in Otniel, in the southern Har Hevron region of Judea.

Video released Tuesday morning shows the IDF's elite Duvdevan counterterrorism unit arresting the murderer in his home:


The arrest came late Monday night a full day after the heinous attack that killed Dafna in front of her children. According to security forces the terrorist who perpetrated the attack is a minor and lives in one of the Palestinian villages nearby. According to Judea-Samaria Council Head Avi Naim, he has been identified as 16-year-old Murad Bader Abdullah Adais.

Head of Hevron Mountain regional council Yochai Demri together with the Hevron Brigade Commander and the commander of IDF special forces unit involved in the search informed the family this morning of the arrest.

The footage from security cameras around the town which was publicized yesterday, showed security forces how the terrorist manage to escape the town after committing the murder. The teen fled the town just minutes after the murder, while security forces were searching the entire town to verify that the terrorist was no longer a threat to residents, before moving on and searching the surrounding area.

Dafna left behind six children, two of them foster children, and her husband Natan. She was initially critically wounded in the attack after attempting to fight off her attacker and protect her children. She succumbed to her wounds shortly after.

Hundreds of people took part in the funeral procession that began on Monday morning in Jerusalem.

Dafna's husband Natan gave a tearful eulogy Monday: "My Dafna, she was one in a million. One in a million who grew up in a home that wasn't a home and succeeded at growing and rehabilitating herself. Dafna was determined to return loving kindness to the world, and she did!"


Father of Dafna Meir's killer 'proud' of his son

Father of teen Arab terrorist Murad Adais tells Palestinian media he is proud his son butchered a young mother in front of her children.

Ari Soffer

The father of the teenage Arab terrorist who murdered mother of six Dafna Meir in her home on Sunday night has expressed pride over his son's gruesome actions.

Murad Bader Abdullah Adais fatally stabbed Meir at the front door to her house in Otniel, as she valiantly struggled to close the door on him and prevent him from slaughtering three of her children who were with her at the time.

Adais then fled on foot, sparking a major manhunt which resulted in his capture early Tuesday morning.

Speaking to Palestinian media, Adais's father said he was proud of his son for stabbing the unarmed nurse to death.

"I am proud of him," he said, adding that security forces also detained and interrogated several family members during the arrest operation.

Dafna Meir was buried yesterday amid tearful eulogies from her children, husband, friends and relatives.


Dafna Meir's neighbors: Arab worker waited - then killed her

A family living near Dafna Meir's home in Otniel claims the attacker was a Palestinian worker who was employed nearby.

Shoshana Miskin

Neighbors of Dafna Meir, who was brutally stabbed to death in her home in Otniel on Sunday evening, claim that a Palestinian Arab construction worker employed at a nearby site is responsible for her murder.

According to the family who lives near Meir, one of the workers lingered at the end of the work day, recognized the mother of six, and then attacked her.

An investigation into the incident revealed that Meir opened her front door to the terrorist while three of her children were inside.

The terrorist stabbed her and a struggled developed during which Meir attempted to shut the door several times before finally succeeding. The terrorist subsequently fled.

Magen David Adom medics who were called to the scene declared her death after several failed resuscitation attempts.

Renana, Meir's 17-year-old daughter, described the horrifying event details to a close family friend: "I saw the terrorist stab my mother and my mother struggled with all her might so he would not come into the house and hurt us."

"At one point, the knife got stuck and the terrorist could not get it. Our eyes met. He looked at me, and I at him. He kept trying to pull out the knife and it was clear to me he wanted to come and hurt me too."

A family friend added: "Renana was screaming at the terrorist and when he failed to retrieve the stuck knife, he ran away. She continued screamimg and saw him running away toward the exit path from the town."

The terrorist has yet to be captured and security forces continue to search for him.

Dafna Meir was laid to rest Monday morning in the Har HaMenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem. She is survived by her husband, Nathan, and six children: Renana (17), Akiva (15), Noa (11), Ahava (10), and two foster children Yair (6) and Yaniv (4).

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