Heroes of Mercaz HarRav massacre honored

Two Israelis who cut short the Palestinian shooting spree at Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva received commendations.

The Jerusalem Municipality held a ceremony Wednesday to honor David Shapira and Yitzhak Dadon, who shot dead a Palestinian gunman after he killed eight students at the yeshiva last month.

Mayor Uri Lupolianski said the men’s courage “doubtless spared many more innocent lives.”

Shapira is a career infantry officer who lives down the road from Mercaz HaRav and responded to the sound of gunfire. Dadon is a yeshiva student who has a private pistol permit.

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