Rabbi Dan Mertzbach to be laid to rest in J'lem cemetery

November 11, 2011 09:40


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Rabbi Dan Mertzbach, 53, who was killed by IDF fire while driving on Route 60 in the Hebron area of the West Bank early on Friday morning, was scheduled to be laid to rest at the Mount of Olives cemetery in Jerusalem later in the day.

Mertzbach was a resident of the Otniel settlement in the West Bank and served as a rabbi for several surrounding communities.

He was traveling to the Cave of the Patriarchs with two other passengers when an IDF soldier opened fire on his vehicle on Friday at approximately 5 a.m.

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