Body of Missing Yeshiva Student Found

The body of Aharon Sofer, 23-year-old yeshiva student from Lakewood, N.J., found in Jerusalem near the West Bank.

08/28/14
Staff Writer
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Aharon Sofer, the 23-year-old yeshiva student from Lakewood, N.J. yeshivaworldnews.com
Aharon Sofer, the 23-year-old yeshiva student from Lakewood, N.J. yeshivaworldnews.com

Volunteer searchers have found the body of Aharon Sofer, the 23-year-old yeshiva student from Lakewood, N.J., who disappeared last Friday while hiking through the West Bank with a friend, according to WABC television.

WABC quoted Israeli Police spokesman Micki Rosenfeld as saying that Mr. Sofer’s body was discovered in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem neighborhood, near the Jerusalem Forest, where Mr. Sofer was last seen.

Rosenfeld did not announce a suspected cause of death. The vosizneias.com website, which serves the haredi community, quoted Eli Beer, founder of the United Hatzolah organization, as saying, “one of our volunteers found him near a tree  … Other volunteers came and they saw he wasn’t alive, hadn’t been alive for a while.”

“Initial reports say that Sofer’s body shows no signs of violence,” the website reported.

Mr. Sofer’s parents, who had flown to Israel to join in a massive search through the hilly area, had offered a $28,000 reward for information leading to his return, and had posted a video on social media begging for his release.
Police and the United Hatzolah emergency response organization coordinated the search.

Mr. Sofer’s disappearance came a month after Palestinian terrorists on the West Bank kidnapped and murdered three hitchhiking teenage yeshiva students, and a Palestinian teen was kidnapped and killed in the Jerusalem Forest in an apparent act of revenge by Jewish extremists.

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The amount of inaccuracies that you manage to stuff in to one little article is incredible. Do you have Hamas write this for you?

West bank? This is right in Jerusalem?

Vos Iz Neias serves Haredim? Horse Feathers.

In Ein Kerem neighborhood?

Complete rubbish and incompetence by this paper.

The Jerusalem Forest where the tragedy occurred is in the west of Jerusalem. it is within the Green Line. Even the EU considers it part of Israel proper not the West Bank

Who wrote that first paragraph? Hiking through the West Bank??? Please correct this for the sake of accuracy and so as not to further anti-Israel media bias. If you want to peddle off a pool news story, don't put a byline with the story.

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