Hundreds in roadside vigil honor murdered mother of six

Women in Green head vigil at Etzion Bloc junctions as Dafna Meir's funeral convoy passes.

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Roadside vigil
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Joshua Wander

Hundreds of Jews, headed by Women in Green, held vigils at the junctions of Efrat and the Etzion Bloc (Tzomet Hagush) Monday morning, in solemn protest of the murder of Dafna Meir and in identification with victims of Arab terror and their families.

Dafna Meir's funeral convoy drove past the vigil, as participants sang passages from the Book of Psalms, and prayed.

Even as the vigil was being held, news came that a 30-year-old pregnant woman had been seriously injured in a stabbing attack in Tekoa, not far away.

The victim was given emergency treatment at the scene of the attack, for multiple stab wounds to her upper body. Magen David Adom paramedics managed to stabilize her, and she was evacuated to Jerusalem's Shaarei Tzedek hospital in moderate-to-serious condition.

The pregnant woman was stabbed after the terrorist broke into a clothing store where she was working in Tekoa, located in the east of the Gush Etzion bloc.

On Sunday, 38-year-old Dafna Meir, was murdered in front of her children by an Arab terrorist who broke into her home in Otniel, several miles south of Gush Etzion.

That attack itself followed by just minutes an attack foiled at the nearby Jewish town of Kiryat Arba, when security forces nabbed an Arab woman armed with a knife

Roadside vigil Joshua Wander