Thursday, March 06, 2008

Terror Attack in Merkaz Harav

My mother is on the phone with a cousin in Israel, and apparently there was a terror attack at Merkaz Harav. Now 8-10 killed, dozens wounded.

Merkaz Harav is a very large rabbinical seminary in Jerusalem.


Arutz Sheva:
( At least two Arab terrorists infiltrated Jerusalem's Merkaz HaRav Yeshiva at around 8:30 Thursday night and murdered at least six Jews. Dozens have been wounded.

The attackers opened fire on the students and may have deployed explosives before one of them was gunned down himself. One of the terrorists may have escaped. Security forces are in pursuit in the surrounding neighborhood, while students remain in a bomb shelter in the targeted building.

At least 45 ambulances responding to the scene, which emergency responders have called "a large event."

The Merkaz HaRav Yeshiva is located near the entrance to Jerusalem, in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood. The yeshiva, founded by Rabbi Avaraham Yitzhak Kook, is at the heart of the national-religious movement in Israel.