Murderer of Ori Ansbacher confesses

Terrorist who raped and stabbed 19-year-old woman to death in Jerusalem forest last year confesses to the murder.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Ori Ansbacher
Ori Ansbacher
photo used with permission from family

Arafat Irfaya, the terrorist who murdered Ori Ansbacher in February 2019, confessed to the charges against him.

Irfaya raped and stabbed Ansbacher to death in the Ein Yael forest near Jerusalem. The Jerusalem District Court in the capital accepted the terrorist's confession and affirmed that the acts were perpetrated for a nationalist motive.

The terrorist, a 29-year-old Hebron resident, confessed to the murder and said that he committed the murder because he wanted to harm Jews.

In his interrogation, he said he did not know Ansbacher before the act, but came across her by chance, and that he acted alone. In March 2019, he was indicted for murder and rape.

Ansbacher, 19, left the Yaelim center in Jerusalem, where she served as a National Service volunteer, for a walk in the nearby forest. Irfaya, who was staying in the Jerusalem area without a permit, arrived with a knife.

The indictment states that "the defendant spotted Ori and decided to kill her for being Jewish. He attacked her with severe violence and cruelty." It was also stated that Ansbacher struggled with the killer, but that he overcame her resistance and stabbed her many times until she died.