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  11/11/2011, Cheshvan 14, 5772

Rabbi Mertzbach to be Recognized as Hostilities Victim


The Defense Ministry said, Friday, that it would recognize Rabbi Dan Mertzbach of Otniel as a victim of hostilities.

Rabbi Mertzbach was killed and two others in his car were wounded when an Israeli soldier fired into their vehicle after they failed to respond to signals to stop at an impromptu roadblock near the Ari/Kvasim Junction of Highway 60. The roadblock was set up in response to reports of a suspicious vehicle in the area, and the army says the soldier fired out of fear for his life.