A terrorist infiltrated the Mercaz Harav yeshiva in Jerusalem on March 6, 2008, and opened fire on a crowded library and study hall, killing eight youths and wounding 11 others.

Amnesty, B’Tselem, Trocaire and PHRMG condemned the incident. No statements could be located from Christian Aid, NIF, Human Rights Watch and Oxfam. [Oxfam did sign a joint call for a "formal cease fire in Gaza" which mentioned, but did not specifically condemn, the "recent attack on students at the Jewish religious school in Jerusalem that claimed the lives of 8 students including 3 children." Other signatories include World Vision, MAP – UK, Save the Children and Mennonite Central Committee]