Jewish girl, 13, stabbed to death in West Bank bedroom was U.S. citizen

June 30, 2016 7:02 PM

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A 13-year-old Jewish girl who was stabbed to death in her bed by a Palestinian attacker on Thursday was an American citizen, the State Department said.

Hallel Yaffa Ariel was asleep in her home in a West Bank settlement when a 17-year-old assailant broke in to the house and killed her before he was shot by security guards.

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