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.
Dvir Sorek is the hesder student at Ohr Torah Mahanayim murdered last night in Gush Etzion, it has been cleared for publication.
Dvir, 19, a resident of Ofra, was the son of journalist Yoav Sorek, editor of the “Hashiloah” publication, and his wife Rachel, grandson of Rabbi Binyamin Herling, who was murdered in a terror attack on Mt. Ebal.
IDF Spokesman Ronen Manelis said that a report was received during the night about an 18-year-old man who had not been heard from since the evening. Troops who were called to the scene discovered his body not far from Migdal Oz.
The student is a resident of the town of Efrat and a student in a yeshiva in Migdal Oz, who is on an unpaid service but is defined as an IDF soldier.
At this stage, the IDF understands that a terrorist squad is operating in the area and an effort is being made to locate the squad. IDF, Shin Bet and Israel Police forces are on the scene and searching the area.
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 3:00 am.