Murdered Israeli Girl Was U.S. Citizen

A 13-year-old Israeli girl fatally stabbed in her bedroom in the occupied West Bank on Thursday was a U.S. citizen, the State Department said.

The girl, Hallel Yaffa Ariel, was attacked after an assailant climbed a security fence and entered a home in the settlement of Kiryat Arba. “We have now confirmed that she is a U.S. citizen,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said at a news briefing.

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