Hundreds attended the Levaya in the Settlement of Tekoa for 19-year-old Ori Ansbacher A”H, who was identified as the victim in Thursday’s murder in Jerusalem.
As YWN reported, a search was ongoing for a few hours on Thursday after Ori was reported missing. Her lifeless body was found in a forest at Ein Yael, which is located between the Jerusalem Zoo and the Arab village of Walaja.
A gag-order was immediately placed on the investigation, signaling that the motive for the murder was nationalistic / terror. Despite the gag order, many are stating that this may be one of the most horrific murders Israel has ever seen.
Prime Minister Netanyahu released a statement which called the murder “shocking brutality”:
“The late Ori Ansbacher was murdered in Jerusalem last night with shocking brutality. At this difficult hour we all embrace the Ansbacher family and the Tekoa community. The security forces are investigating the murder. We will find those responsible and deal with them to the fullest extent of the law.”
אורי אנסבכר ז״ל נרצחה אמש באכזריות מזעזעת בירושלים. בשעה קשה זו כולנו מחבקים את משפחת אנסבכר ואת בית משפחת תקוע. כוחות הביטחון חוקרים את הרצח, אנחנו נמצא את האחראים לו ונמצה עמם את הדין
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) February 8, 2019
All Police have said so far was that her body was found “with signs of violence”.
Her parents, Rabbi Gai and Naama Ansbacher, described their daughter as “a holy soul who sought deep meaning and had a sensitivity for each person and living thing. She had an endless desire to repair the world in goodness.”
On Thursday night, four Palestinians were taken into custody, but later released.
The Shin Bet is investigating the murder along with the Israel Police.
הלב דואב לנוכח האכזריות הבלתי נתפסת. בני הבליעל יתנו את הדין, ויפה שעה אחת קודם. לבי עם המשפחה. אורי האירה אור גדול בחייה הקצרים והאבוקה שהדליקה לא תיכבה לעולם. יהי זכרה ברוך pic.twitter.com/f0JylpT6df
— איילת שקד ayelet shaked (@Ayelet__Shaked) February 8, 2019
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