A 19-year-old Israel Defense Forces soldier and student at the Machanayim yeshiva was stabbed to death in a terrorist attack the West Bank settlement bloc of Gush Etzion late Wednesday. His body was found on the side of a road near the seminary.
Hundreds of people attended the funeral of Dvir Sorek, a resident of Ofra, on Thursday.
Israeli authorities have increased their presence in the West Bank, and a manhunt was opened in search of the assailants. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced the killing as a terrorist attack and vowed the killers would be brought to justice.
Corporal Dvir Sorek was stabbed and killed in a terrorist attack in the West Bank early this morning, close to the Yeshiva where he was studying. Another victim of senseless terrorism. We extend our deep condolences to his family.— WJC (@WorldJewishCong) August 8, 2019
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