(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Following an intensive manhunt, the Israel Police and the Shin Bet security agency on Tuesday apprehended the suspected Palestinian terrorist who murdered Dafna Meir, an Israeli mother of six, in her home in Otniel on Sunday.
Morad Bader Abdullah Adais, 16, a resident of one of the Palestinian villages in the area, was taken in for questioning.
Initial investigations revealed that one of Adais’s distant relatives was killed while trying to carry out a terrorist attack two months ago. The Israeli defense establishment is looking into the possibility that the Meir murder was a revenge attack.
“The terrorist found a breach in the fence and that is how he entered the community and carried out the murder,” said the head of the Mount Hebron Regional Council, Yochai Damari. “I trust the authorities to settle the score with him to the fullest.”
Security camera footage released Monday clearly showed the terrorist fleeing the scene within minutes of the murder.