In Memorium: Gavriel Hoter
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An obituary for Gavriel Hoter, killed in Otniel, December 27, 2002
We always have to remember even when we are enjoying ourselves that there has been a lot of suffering in “A nation that forgets its past has no future.” Elie Wiesel
We always have to remember even when we are enjoying ourselves that there has been a lot of suffering in
“A nation that forgets its past has no future.” Elie Wiesel
Dec 27, 2002 - Gavriel Hoter, 17, of Alonei Habashan was one of four yeshiva students killed in Otniel while working in the yeshiva kitchen, serving the Shabbat meal to some 100 students in the adjacent dining room.
Around 7:30 P.M. Friday, two terrorists from the nearby
St.-Sgt. Noam Apter, who was on kitchen duty, managed to lock the door to the adjoining dining room before he was shot dead, saving the lives of the students seated at the tables, who opened fire from the dining room. The two terrorists from the Islamic Jihad, which claimed responsibility for the attack, were later killed by IDF forces.
Gavriel Hoter grew up in Kfar Adumim and completed his high school studies at the yeshiva in Ma'ale Adumim, although his family moved to Alonei Habashan on the
Gavriel Hoter was buried in Kfar Adumim. He is survived by his parents, Haim and Eileen, and five brothers and sisters.