W. Bank: IDF kills Israeli who fails to stop vehicle

11.11.2011                      14.Cheschwan. 5772

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W. Bank: IDF kills Israeli who fails to stop vehicle

Soldier opens fire on vehicle on Route 60 killing Rabbi Dan Mertzbach and wounding 2 others en route to Cave of the Patriarchs; IDF opens probe into what appears to be violation of military's open fire regulations.

An IDF soldier opened fire on a vehicle in the Hebron area of the West Bank on Friday, killing Rabbi Dan Mertzbach, 53, of the Otniel settlement and injuring two other women. The passengers were traveling to the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron for morning prayers.
IDF sources said that an immediate investigation was launched to determine what caused the soldier to open fire in what appeared to be a violation of the military's open fire regulations….