Army base vandals came from Jerusalem yeshiva, police say


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Many of the right-wing activists who vandalized a West Bank army base came from a yeshiva in Jerusalem, police told Israeli media.

Some 40 of the activists arrived near the West bank outpost of Ramat Gilad on a chartered bus from the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem. The arrangements reportedly were coordinated by three Mercaz Harav students from the West Bank currently residing in Jerusalem after being banned from the West Bank by the Israel Defense Forces.

The organizers reportedly planned the attack on the Ephraim army base in advance, using maps and intelligence on troop movements that they had collected, according to Ynet.

A Palestinian terrorist from Jerusalem killed eight Mercaz Harav students in an attack on the yeshiva in March 2008.

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