In Memory of Dafna Meir / by Marcy Nehorai

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I created this piece the week of the murder of Dafna Meir. Dafna was a young mother of four children, aged 11 to 17, and two foster children. A terrorist, Adais, entered her home in the West Bank settlement of Otniel with a knife.

“On the afternoon of January 17, 2016 Adais told Shin Bet investigators, he waited for Meir, 38, to come out of the front door of her Otniel home and then attacked her.

“I plunged the knife into her so deeply that most of it was inside her body,” he recalled.

“She started screaming, the children saw me and also started screaming, then I stabbed her in her upper body another three or four times. She tried to fight me and tried to take the knife from me. The two children who were there were still screaming, but she continued to resist, so I pushed her, and overpowered her.”

“All her life she raised foster kids and moved between institutions,” her niece Moriah tells Israel Hayom. “Her dream was to take kids that had nothing and give them a good life. She was the best mother in the world.”- Times of Israel, January 2016

This piece is in honor of Dafna Meir, and all the Jewish mothers that will do anything to protect their children.