Israeli woman stabbed to death inside West Bank home

Israeli soldiers block the entrance of the Otniel settlement in the southern West Bank after a suspected Palestinian attacker stabbed to death Dafna Meir, a 40-year-old mother, at her home on January 17, 2016A Palestinian broke into a West Bank Jewish settlement and stabbed a woman to death in her home Sunday, the Israeli army said, the first such incursion in a months-long wave of violence. It brought swift and angry reaction from Israel’s political elite and was liable to bring calls for harsh action against the Palestinians from Israel’s powerful right. “A terrorist murdered a civilian in her home in the community of Otniel,” south of Hebron, a military statement said.

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