Killer of Dafna Meir Went Home for ‘Family Night’ After Murder

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Residents of the Hevron Hills protest following the terror attack in Otniel. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90
Residents of the Chevron Hills protest following the murderous terror attack in Otniel. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The 16-year-old murderer of Mrs. Dafna Meir, Hy”d, was indicted Monday, police said. The indictment charges Morad Badar Abdallah Adias with murder and “depravity.” According to police, Adias murdered Mrs. Meir in a premeditated plot after viewing videos glorifying the murder of Jews – and afterwards went home to his family’s home in the village of Yatta in the south Chevron Hills, where he participated in a “family night,” watching a video with his siblings and parents.

According to the indictment, Adias entered the Meir home, getting into the town through a small hole in the security fence. With a long knife, he stabbed her numerous times. Three of Mrs. Meir’s six children were home at the time of the attack.  One of the children – a four-year-old – witnessed the entire incident; two older children hid in an inside room.

At one point, he tried to search the house for other members of the family, but was unsuccessful. He then left the home and ran away. Security images clearly show Adias hiding behind a bush after the attack, and then running away. On the night of the attack, residents of Otniel were under lockdown for hours, because security officials feared that he was still in the town. Only later in the evening, after checking the footage, did they realize that Adias had left the town. IDF soldiers searched Arab villages in the region throughout the night for the terrorist, on the theory that Adias was hiding in one of them.

After he managed to get out of the town, the indictment said, Adias went home, washed his hands – and sat down with family members to watch a video, eating snacks and drinking soft drinks along with them. Security forces tracked Adias down two days after the murder and arrested him.

According to the indictment, Adias was a “fervent fan” of Palestinian Authority-produced videos that portray Israelis as murderers.