An Israeli military court filed an indictment Monday against the 16-year-old terrorist from the Hebron area who killed Dafna Meir in the settlement of Otniel last month.
According to the indictment, the terrorist ran towards Dafna who was in front of her house her house and stabbed her several times while she was fighting with him in front of her small children.
He was arrested two days later in the the town of Yatta, south of Hebron, and he confessed to the crime during the Shin Bet's interrogation. He said that on the afternoon of the murder, shortly before leaving to perpetrate the attack, he watched the Palestinian news channels Falastin and Ma'an and videos portraying soldiers as murderers who humiliate Palestinian women. According to the indictment, after watching these videos, the youth decided to kill Jews with a knife, "until he would die the holy death of a martyr".
About an hour later, the boy took a kitchen knife with a 14 centimeter blade used to cut meat from his home. He hid it in his pants, next to his body. He walked across the valley that separates his town from Otniel, crossed an area that is difficult for the IDF observation point to see due to the topography, and reached the nearest line of Otniel's houses where there is no fence. There he hid near Dafna Meir's home and waited for several minutes until the right moment to attack presented itself.
The terrorist noticed that she was Jewish by her appearance while she was talking on her cell phone beside her two small children in the house. After a few minutes, when she handed the phone to one of her children and went to the front of the house, the terrorist came out from his hiding place and started running in the direction of Meir while wielding a knife and when he reached her he plunged the knife into her stomach.
The children and Meir began shouting. He pulled the knife out and while fighting him with her remaining strength, trying to take the knife from him, he pushed her into her home and continued to stab her several times in her upper body. He continued to stab her after she had collapsed, plunging the knife in her face and leaving her to drown in her blood.
The indictment describes the indifference of the young terrorist: "After the accused arrived home he noticed blood on his left hand, washed it, and then sat down to watch a movie with his family."
The terrorist was also charged with possessing a knife in addition to the charge of murder.
Until last week the terrorist held the dubious title of the youngest killer in the current wave of terror that has lasted nearly six months, but following the attack at the Rami Levy supermarket in Sha'ar Binyamin last Thursday, the title now belongs to the two 14-year-olds who killed Sgt. Tuvia Yanai Weissman.