Dafna Meir
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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.