Among the dead: Yeshiva boy, 18, from US

November 19, 2015  

One of the five people murdered in Thursday’s terrorist attacks is an American student, 18, who has been studying at a yeshiva in Beit Shemesh.

He was in Israel on his own.

ZAKA emergency services have contacted his family in the US, as well as a relative in Israel who is to identify his body.

The Beit Shemesh Municipality announced that it is “shocked and grief-stricken by the murder of the yeshiva student, in the shooting attack at Guush Etzion.”

The student had come, together with five other students from abroad, to hand out food to soldiers in Gush Etzion.

The five other students were lightly wounded and are being treated at Shaare Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem.

The students are in Israel as part of a program in which youths volunteer for 9.5 months, studying at yeshiva during the day and volunteering in the evenings.

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