Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger’s family.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
ARIEL TERROR Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger’s wife, Tamar, and two of his 12 children, Elyashiv and Efrat, mourn at his funeral in Eli on March 18. Ettinger, 47, and Sgt. Gal Keidan, 19, (inset) were killed and another soldier seriously wounded in a terrorist attack at the Ariel Junction a day earlier. Ettinger, who headed the Oz V’Emunah Yeshiva in south Tel Aviv, succumbed to his wounds after doctors fought to save his life for 24 hours. Keidan, a gifted musician who played the mandocello, was the youngest of three children born to parents who came from the former Soviet Union and moved to Beersheba. Two days after the attack, security forces killed the Palestinian terrorist who went into hiding in a village near Ramallah.
GAZA ROCKETS A rocket fired from Gaza hit a house in Moshav Mishmeret north of Tel Aviv early on March 25, wounding six people – including a 59-year-old woman who sustained moderate injuries – and killing four dogs. Ten days earlier, two rockets were launched from Gaza at Tel Aviv, and the IDF struck some 100 Hamas targets in response while the Gazans fired nine more rockets at southern Israel. The army said the rockets had been fired at Tel Aviv “by mistake.” There were no casualties on either side in that attack.
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