Donald Trump
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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has condemned the "heinous murder" of a 13-year-old Israeli girl stabbed to death in her sleep by a Palestinian terrorist Thursday.

"I am shocked by the heinous murder of 13 year old Hallel Yaffa Ariel, who was attacked by a Palestinian terrorist while she was sleeping in her bedroom," Trump said in a statement issued Friday. "I extend my deepest condolences to the Ariel family.

"The continuing incitement and preaching of hate by the Palestinian leadership, and the glorification of terror must end immediately.

"I call upon the leadership of the Palestinian Authority to condemn this murder and to take concrete steps to end this barbaric behavior."