PA workers to be denied entry to Har Hevron

Following the murder of Dafna Meir in Otniel, Palestinian Arab workers will not be permitted to enter Har Hevron region on Monday.

Ben Ariel ,

IDF soldier near where Dafna Meir was murdered in Otniel
IDF soldier near where Dafna Meir was murdered in Otniel
Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

The Har Hevron Regional Council announced on Sunday night that Palestinian Arab workers will not be permitted to enter the localities in the area on Monday.

The move is in response to Sunday’s terrorist attack in the town of Otniel, in which 39-year-old Dafna Meir was murdered in her home in front of her children.

Meir was initially critically wounded in the attack and succumbed to her wounds shortly afterwards.

The Arab terrorist who carried out the attack succeeded in breaking into the town, entering the woman's home and murdering her before fleeing the scene.

Meir, who worked as a nurse, fought with the terrorist at the entrance to her home as her children were nearby, according to testimony. The children did not see the attack but heard her shouts and came running, and then called up security forces to hunt the murderer.

With Meir’s murder, the death toll in the current wave of Arab terrorism has risen to 29 since September.

While most of the wounded suffered from stabbing, shooting or car ramming attacks, there have been daily rock attacks - as of mid-December 2,225 rock attacks were recorded, making an average of 24 rock attacks a day.



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