Lebanese newspaper: Right-wing rabbi was target of Mercaz Harav attack

The target of last Thursday's shooting attack in Jerusalem's Mercaz Harav Yeshiva was a far right-wing rabbi, the Hizbullah-affiliated Akhbar newspaper reported Friday, The Lebanese newspaper quoted Palestinian sources as saying that the terrorist, Ala Abu Dhaim, planned to kill "an extremist rabbi who taught in the yeshiva" but since he failed to track down the rabbi, he went on a shooting spree instead, killing eight students.