Murad Bader Abdullah Adais, the 16-year-old Arab terrorist who last Sunday stabbed to death Dafna Meir at the entrance to her home in Otniel, southern Judea, was inspired to launch his murderous terrorist attack by Palestinian TV.
Israeli Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet) made the revelation on Sunday, noting that the shows he watched on Palestinian TV presented Israel as "executing young Palestinians," in a warped twist on how security forces have killed attacking terrorists to save lives.
On the day of the attack last Sunday, under the influence of the TV shows, Adais decided to conduct a stabbing attack with the goal of murdering a Jew. Given the proximity of Otniel to his hometown, he chose it as his target.
After making his way into the town, he spotted Meir outside her house and stabbed her numerous times before fleeing the town. Her children, three of whom were in the house at the time, report she prevented him from pulling the knife out of her to continue stabbing, and thereby saved their lives.
"The serious results of the attack demonstrate again the seriousness of the threat posed by the wild incitement being conducted against the state of Israel and the Jews in Palestinian media, which influences the lone attackers to conduct murder and serious terror attacks," said ISA in a statement.
Adais's case brings to mind that of Muhaned Al-Okabi, a Bedouin citizen of Israel who conducted an attack on Be'er Sheva's central station last October, murdering 19-year-old IDF soldier Omri Levy and wounding nine others before being killed. An Eritrean illegal immigrant was also killed by a Bedouin security guard, after being mistaken for an accomplice in the attack.
It was revealed that in the weeks before the attack Okabi watched Palestinian TV and was motivated by it to murder Jews. Countless other examples of attackers being incited by the Palestinian Authority (PA) and other organizations on social media abound.
Meir's murderer Adais, who was arrested last Tuesday, was not only influenced by TV but apparently also by his family; after the murder his father said he was "proud" of his son.