(Evangelical Focus) — The young Christian Ami Ortiz was seriously injured when he was only a teenager in 2008. He opened a bomb package that was delivered at his house.
It had been sent by Yaakov “Jack” Teitel, an “ultra-Orthodox Jewish terrorist” sentenced in 2013 to two life sentences plus 30 years for several murders, and the bombing and attempted murder in Ariel, a city located in the West Bank.
Teitel confessed that he actually wanted to kill the teenager’s father, pastor David Ortiz, because he worked spreading the gospel among the Jewish community.
Despite the attack, pastor Ortiz called Christians to keep supporting Israel. Teitel does not represent all Israelis, he said. “These radicals are less than one per cent of the population, and they do not represent the Israeli public”, he explained after the bombing.