The body of a yeshiva student was found early Thursday morning, with stab marks on his body, near the community of Migdal Oz in Gush Etzion.
The victim has been identified as Dvir Sorek a hesder student at Ohr Torah Mahanayim.
Dvir, 19, a resident of Ofra, was the son of journalist Yoav Sorek, editor of the “Hashiloach” publication, and his wife Rachel, and was a grandson of Rabbi Binyamin Herling, who was murdered in a terror attack on Mt. Ebal, 19 years ago.
His yeshiva said that he had gone to Jerusalem to buy books 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.
Sorek was murdered 19 years after his grandfather, Rabbi Binyamin Herling, was shot dead in a terror attack near Nablus in October 2000, YNet reported.
Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.