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Terrorism Against Israel: Attack on Jerusalem's Merkas HaRav Yeshiva

(March 6, 2008)

In March 2008, a lone Palestinian terrorist entered the Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva, a religious seminary in Jerusalem, and began shooting at students. The attack began at 8:36pm and ended about twenty minutes later when an off-duty Israel Defense Forces officer shot the terrorist dead. In total, the gunman killed eight students and wounded eleven more, five in serious to critical condition.
The victims were: Neria COhen (15); Segev Pniel Avihail (15); Avraham David Moses (16); Yehonatan Yitzhak Eldar (16); Ro'i Roth (18); Yohai Lipshitz (18); Yonadav Chaim Hirshfeld (18); and, Doron Mahareta (26). Off-duty IDF Captain David Shapira killed the terrorist.

Blood-stained fringed garment (tallis) worn by Jewish student victim
Lifeless body of Jewish victim seen through bullet-riddled window at Merkaz Harav

The book that one student victim was studying from in the Merkaz HaRav library
Zaka volunteer points to bullet hole in blood stained fringed garmet (tallis) at Merkaz HaRav

Sources: Arutz Sheva (Photos are royalty-free)