Israeli Defense Minister Visits Family of Dafna Meir
Otniel (TPS) – Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon visited the the community of Otniel on Tuesday, January 19, a day after Dafna Meir was stabbed to death at the entrance of her home by a 15-year-old terrorist. Ya’alon visited the community with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Addressing the Otniel community, Ya’alon began by offering his condolences to Natan, Dafna’s widowed husband, and his six children, two of whom the married couple adopted. After describing the merits of Dafna Meir as “a mother and a sister but most of all an active and special woman,” Ya’alon placed the blame of the murder on the Palestinian Authority.
“The loss is even greater when considering the cruelty of a 15-year-old boy who carried out this murder, who grew up in an environment which taught him from infancy to hate, to bless death. Obviously, this is the result of education taught by the PA, institutional education which starts from the age of infancy all through kindergarten,” he said.