Court convicts Dafna Meir's murderer

Military court finds Palestinian guilty of murdering mother inside of her own home in January.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Dafna Meir
Dafna Meir
Photo: Courtesy of family

The military court in Judea and Samaria has convicted a Palestinian of murdering Dafna Meir, who was stabbed in her Otniel home in January.

The terrorist was a minor at the time and confessed both to the murder and to possessing a knife.

Dafna Meir tried to fight off the terrorist while he stabbed her in the upper body and head. She managed to call security forces and report the attack, but medics were unable to save her life.

At the time of the murder, three of her children were also in the house and heard their mother being killed.

39-year-old Meir is survived by her six children, including two foster children. She worked in the neurosurgery department at Be'er Sheva's Soroka Medical Center.