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West Bank Mom of Six Fatally Stabbed, Teen Arrested



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    Family and friends of Israeli Dafna Meir attend her funeral at a cemetery in Jerusalem, Jan. 18, 2016.

    A 15-year-old Palestinian boy has been arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing a Jewish mother of six in her West Bank home.

    NBC News reported that the suspect was detained in a raid late on Monday, according to a police spokesman.

    Dafna Meir, 38, died after an attacker entered her home in the Jewish settlement of Otniel on Sunday. Officials said three of her children were home during the attack.

    Jewish settlements in the West Bank have long been a subject of tension. Built on lands Israel captured in the 1967 war and claimed by Palestinians, the international community considers the settlements illegitimate.

    The last three and a half months have seen attacks on Israelis by Palestinians that have killed 24 and the deaths of at least 141 Palestinians by Israelis.