Thursday, August 8, 2019

Dvir Sorek of Ofra Murdered in Gush Etzion

Dvir Sorek is the hesder student at Ohr Torah Mahanayim murdered last night in Gush Etzion,.

Dvir, 19, a resident of Ofra, was the son of journalist Yoav Sorek, editor of the "Hashiloach" publication, and his wife Rachel, and was grandson of Rabbi Binyamin Herling, who was murdered in a terror attack on Mt. Ebal.

Sorek was murdered last night and his body found toward morning near Kibbutz Migdal Oz in Gush Etzion. Security forces dispatched to the scene began extensive searches.
His yeshiva said that he had gone to Jerusalem to buy sefarim for the yeshiva, and at night was on his way back to the yeshiva.

At a certain point, contact was lost with him. At 7:30 pm police received a report of a missing person, and forces began extensive searches to locate the soldier. His body was found in the area of the Etzion Regional Brigade at 3 am.

Rabbi Shlomo Vilk, the head of the yeshiva where the soldier studied, told Galei Tzahal that the soldier was "in the world of fear of God and of joy and goodness."
"He always walked around with a smile on his face, sometimes his outward appearance hid the good and wisdom and love of every person."

"He was really in touch with animals and humans. He decided to study in a yeshiva that has Torah,  has a lot of family, no matter who the person is, all types of students: secular, religious, anyone who can be heard.”
"He was one of the most dedicated people, it's hard to grasp that he's gone. "

Vilk added: "He went to Jerusalem to buy gifts for his rabbis to show his appreciation, and on the way back this terrible attack happened. He was found embracing the sefarim he had bought."

"We are shocked. Where do we go now? Primarily in the next minute and the next hour?"

The student is a resident of the town of Ofra and a hesder student in a yeshiva in Migdal Oz, who is still in a period preceding active service but is already defined as an IDF soldier.

1 comment:

Ma Rabbi said...

The IDF must hunt down these terrorists and kill them.
Not arrest them as Israeli prisons are a big joke to them.
They must be killed ruthlessly as a warning to others.