Today we told you about the senseless murder of a teenage girl - who, Arutz Sheva reports, was a U.S. citizen - as she slept early this morning in her home in the West Bank. Now, thousands of Israelis have come together to mourn the loss of 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel:
Thousands of mourners have gathered in the Judean town of Kiryat Arba near Hevron on Thursday afternoon, for the funeral of Hallel-Yaffa Ariel, the 13-year-old girl murdered in her sleep by an Arab terrorist.
The funeral procession began with eulogies outside the Ariel family home in the Ramat Mamre "Charsina" neighborhood at the edge of Kiryat Arba, and is making its way gradually to Hevron's Jewish cemetery, where the tragically young terror victim will be laid to rest...
Rina, the mother, spoke at the funeral. "God, Father, how do you give a eulogy for a 13 and a half year old girl? I had the merit of giving birth to you and from that moment on my life was filled with light. For 13 and a half years you gave her to me for safe keeping, and now I give her back to you. But Father, there's no more room up there in heaven, the people of Kiryat Arba have already filled it.
"Sarah, our mother, hold her close up there, even though it's crowded. Hallel has gained a mother and father in heaven."