My name is Hallel Yaffa Ariel. I am 13 years old. I live with my father Rabbi Amichai, my mother Rena, and my siblings In Kiryat Arba. I love school and I love to dance and perform on stage. And when I grow up I want to be a zoologist. My Aunt says I am, “the most amazing girl in the world.” My mother calls me her “princess.”
In the early morning of June 30, 2016, while I slept soundly in my bedroom after my successful dance recital the night before, Muhammad Taraiyre, a 17 year old terrorist from the village of Bani Naim, climbed over a fence and snuck into my home. He stabbed me dozens of times and I was rushed to the hospital where I was pronounced dead. My name is Hallel Yaffa Ariel. I am 13 years old. And I am one of #TheFallenFaces.Learn more about Hallel Yaffa Ariel here.