Vandals attack Tel Aviv yeshiva of rabbi slain in terror shooting
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Vandals attack Tel Aviv yeshiva of rabbi slain in terror shooting

Gate of religious seminary founded by the late Rabbi Achiad Ettinger removed from its hinges; police investigating

The late Rabbi Achiad Ettinger seen at the gate of Oz V'emuna hesder yeshiva in Tel Aviv, in 2017 (YouTube screenshot)
The late Rabbi Achiad Ettinger seen at the gate of Oz V'emuna hesder yeshiva in Tel Aviv, in 2017 (YouTube screenshot)

South Tel Aviv’s Oz V’emuna hesder yeshiva was vandalized Friday night, with its gate ripped off its hinges, the Ynet news site reported.

Police arrived on the scene and were investigating the incident.

The yeshiva was until last month headed by Rabbi Achiad Ettinger, a 47-year-old father of 12 who was killed in a terror attack in the northern West Bank.

Ettinger was the founder of the yeshiva, which combines Torah study with military service for young men.

Rabbi Achiad Ettinger, who was shot March 17 at the Ariel junction and succumbed to his injuries the following day (Nadav Goldstein/TPS)

In the attack, terror suspect Omar Abu Laila, 19, stabbed soldier Gal Keidan near Ariel Junction. He then managed to snatch his weapon and opened fire at passing vehicles, hitting and gravely injuring Ettinger. The rabbi later died of his wounds.

Abu Laila stole Ettinger’s car and fled the scene. He then drove to the nearby Gitai Junction, where he opened fire again, wounding soldier Alexander Dvorsky, before fleeing on foot into the nearby village of Burqin.

Abu Laila was killed in a shootout with troops near Ramallah later that week, following a manhunt.

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