(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Palestinian teenager suspected of murdering Israeli mother of six Dafna Meir at her home in Otniel last week was incited to carry out the attack by Palestinian Authority television broadcasts depicting Israel as “killing Palestinian youth,” the Shin Bet security agency said Sunday.
The Shin Bet believes that on the day before to the attack, the 15-year-old suspect was exposed to televised and online content that prompted him to “want to murder Jews.”
Authorities believe he chose Otniel because of its proximity to his village, Amra, and targeted Meir because her house was the first one he saw when he entered the community. The teen was arrested by IDF special forces two days after fatally stabbing Meir in front of her eldest daughter.
“This serious terrorist attack illustrates the threat posed by the Palestinian media’s incitement against Israel and Jews, which clearly inspires lone terrorists to carry out heinous attacks,” a Shin Bet official said.