Tragedy: Ukrainian rebels kill Jewish man

A Jewish man was shot to death by pro-Russian insurgents in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Friday, community leaders told The Jerusalem Post.

Gearik (Eliyahu) Zilberbord, 47, was shot when attempting to prevent rebels from robbing his neighbors’ house.

He was buried in Kiev by Rabbi Pinchas Vishedski of Donetsk and members of the community currently in the capital to escape the fighting.

Vishedski and other eastern Ukrainian leaders have previously made statements explaining that any danger to the local community comes from its presence in a conflict zone and not from any specific animus against Jews by either side.

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