The father of 13-year-old Hallel-Yaffa Ariel, who was murdered in her sleep by a Palestinian terrorist Thursday morning, has spoken of his gifted girl's dreams of becoming a dancer.
"Last night she came back from a dance performance," Amichai Ariel recounted. "She was an amazing girl."
"She worked very hard for years to become a dancer. She put so much effort into everything she did. God gave her a great mind, lots of wisdom. She was so bright."
As his wife wept beside him, Amichai said he and his daughter had planned to work together at his local winery.
"This morning at 9:30 we were supposed to work together filling bottles with wine."
"Hallel loved living here, loved the place," he continued. "She wasn't afraid of anyone. She never imagined – nor did anyone else – that an evil person, one of 1.5 billion Muslims who just want to drown the world in rivers of blood. That's what they live for. Its terrible, just think about it: A little girl who did nothing."