Mohammad Tarayrah, the 17-year old Palestinian teen who carried out a stabbing attack in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba Thursday morning, killing a 13-year old girl, was planning to become a martyr, a post written on his Facebook page reveals.
Tarayrah, who resided in the Nablus area village of Bani Naim, was greatly inspired by Majd al-Hadour, an 18-year old woman from his village who carried out a car ramming attack against IDF soldiers near Kiryat Arba last Friday. Hadour was shot and killed by the IDF following the attack.
In the posts he published about her on his Facebook page, Tarayrah mentions Hadour under the hashtag #”A sister to bravery.” In addition, he wrote a special poem for her, telling her that “Jerusalem is now proud of you.”
Tarayrah’s uncle, Yusuf Waleed Tarayrah, was killed by IDF forces in March after carrying out a car ramming attack near Kiryat Arba.
In a post he wrote at the beginning of the fasting month of Ramadan, Tarayrah said: “Even though we are happy on Ramadan, we carry a great pain in our hearts – we miss you, Yusuf Tarayrah.”
On Saturday, Tarayrah revealed his willingness to become a martyr, writing on Facebook: “Death is a right and I am asking for my right to die.”