A teenage girl was fatally stabbed in her bedroom by a Palestinian attacker in the West Bank, Israeli officials said Thursday.
The Israeli military posted a picture of the teen’s blood-soaked bedroom in the settlement of Kiryat Arba, outside of Hebron.
Local media reported that the culprit jumped a security fence then entered the teen’s home, where he stabbed the sleeping victim in her bed.
Israel’s military said the attacker was shot and killed by security responding to the scene and that the 15-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.
Officials earlier had said the girl — named by the Israeli Defense Forces as Hallel Yaffa Ariel — was 15, not 13.
The military identified the assailant as 17-year-old Muhammad Tarayra and described him as a “terrorist.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the “entire world needs to condemn this murder” just as it condemned terror attacks in Orlando and Brussels.
“The horrifying murder of a young girl in her bed underscores the bloodlust and inhumanity of the incitement-driven terrorists that we are facing,” he said in a statement. “The entire nation deeply identifies with the family’s pain and declares to the murderers: You will not break us.”