"If the mourning tent and the terrorist's home are not destroyed, students from all over Israel will destroy them," Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, head of the Mercaz Harav yeshiva, site of last week's deadly terror attack, told visiting Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik on Monday.
The speaker was accompanied by yeshiva personnel who conveyed the details of the visit.
Later, Itzik met with yeshiva heads for a conversation in which Rabbi Shapira told her: "It's not normal that the mourners' tent is still up. In every other place in the world they would have destroyed it in such circumstances."
Speaker Itzik replied that "this isn't an ethical question at all. The tent should be destroyed; the house should be destroyed."
Itzik visits yeshiva (Photo: Gil Yohanan)
She explained that she had turned to Attorney General Menachem Mazuz to verify the legal aspect of such an action.
Contrary to Education Minister Yuli Tamir's visit to the seminary, Itzik's visit took place without a hitch.
Upon leaving the yeshiva, Tamir was verbally attacked by dozens of youths who called out "murderer," "get out of here" and "the Left is to blame for everything." She was also kicked in the back twice.
"I came to console the students and see the scene of the attack for myself. In a matter of seconds we found ourselves surrounded by dozens of rioters who kicked me and spat at me," Tamir recounted.