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  אדר ב 13, 5768 , 20/03/08

Update: Bombing Victim Son of Prominent Pastor

The 15-year-old boy from Ariel who was seriously wounded in an explosion in his home on Thursday is the son of a prominent Christian pastor.  The pastor, David Ortiz, has been living in Ariel for several years.

Ortiz works primarily with Palestinian Authority Arabs living in the Samaria region. Muslim groups have previously sent him death threats, and PA officials have beaten and jailed his followers.  The Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades terror gang claimed responsibility for the attack on Ortiz’s son in reports to local Arab media, but it was unclear if the claim was reliable.

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