Some victims of Meron tragedy named; other families desperately seek loved ones – The Times of Israel

As names and pictures of the victims from the Mount Meron tragedy emerged on Friday, and some families prepared to rush to bury their dead before the start of the Sabbath, other families were still frantically trying to establish whether their loved ones were among the victims.

By early afternoon, at least 35 of the 45 confirmed victims of the tragedy had been identified and their families informed. But the identification process was ongoing, and the task of naming all the victims and informing all the families was expected to be protracted.

However, officials said they were conducting multiple checks to ensure that there would be no mistakes. By Friday evening only 12 bodies had been released to their families for burial.

At least two families lost multiple children.

Some families learned of their loved ones’ deaths on WhatsApp, according to Channel 12 news, which cited an unnamed woman who learned of her 33-year-old brother’s death in a group about efforts to locate the missing. She told the network she has not yet been contacted by any official source.

Among the victims were people whose families live overseas, further complicating the process.

Menahem Zeckbach

24-year-old Menahem Zeckbach of Modiin Illit was buried on Friday afternoon in his hometown of Bnei Brak. He is survived by his pregnant wife and their 1-year-old child.

Menahem Zakbah, 24, of Modi’in Illit was killed during the stampede in Mt. Meron on April 30, 2021. (courtesy)

Simcha Diskind

23-year-old Simcha Diskind of Beit Shemesh was buried on Friday in Haifa. He is survived by his wife and two young children.

Simcha Diskind, 23, of Beit Shemesh was killed during the stampede in Mt. Meron on April 30, 2021. (courtesy)

Shraga Gestetner

Shraga Gestetner of Montreal came to Israel specifically for the Lag B’Omer celebrations. He was to be buried in Jerusalem on Friday afternoon but with no immediate family present in Israel to attend the funeral.

Shraga Gashtner was killed during the stampede in Mt. Meron on April 30, 2021. (courtesy)

Shimon Matalon

38-year-old Shimon Matalon of Beitar Illit is survived by his eleven children.

Shimon Matalon, 38, of Beitar Illit was killed during the stampede in Mt. Meron on April 30, 2021. (courtesy)

David Krauss

33-year-old David Krauss from the city of Beit Shemesh is survived by nine children.

Haim Rock

Haim Rock, 19, was from the central city of Beit Shemesh.

Yisrael Anakvah

24-year-old Yisrael Anakvah from Beit Shemesh is survived by his two children.

Eliyahu Cohen

Eliyahu Cohen, 16, was from Beiter Illit.

Hanoch Slod

Hanoch Slod, 52, was from Ashdod.

Hanoch Slod, 52, of Ashdod was killed during the stampede in Mt. Meron on April 30, 2021. (courtesy)

Elazar Mordechai Goldberg

Elazar Mordechai Goldberg, 37, of Beitar Illit is survived by his four children.

Elazar Mordechai Goldberg, 37, of Beitar Illit was killed during the stampede in Mt. Meron on April 30, 2021. (courtesy)

Moshe Ben Shalom

20-year-old Moshe Ben Shalom was from Bnei Brak.

Moshe Ben Shalom, 20, of Bnei Brak was killed during the stampede in Mt. Meron on April 30, 2021. (Courtesy)

Yedidya Fogel

Yedidya Fogel from Jerusalem studied in a yeshiva in the central city of Ramat Gan.

Yedidya Fogel, 22, of Jerusalem was killed during the stampede in Mt. Meron on April 30, 2021. (courtesy)

Yonatan Hebroni

Yonatan Hebroni was a father-of-three from the city of Givat Shmuel.

Yonatan Hebroni, of Givat Shmuel was killed during the stampede in Mt. Meron on April 30, 2021. (courtesy)

Alhadad Brothers

Moshe Mordechai Alhadad, 12, and Yosef David Alhad, 18, were residents of Jerusalem

Brothers Moshe Mordechai Alhadad, right, and Yosef David Alhadad, were killed during the stampede in Mt. Meron on April 30, 2021. (courtesy)

Englander Brothers

Moshe Natan Neta Englander, 14, and Yehoshua Englander, 9, were from Jerusalem

Brothers Moshe Natan Neta Englander, left, and Yehoshua Englander, of Jerusalem, were killed during the stampede in Mt. Meron on April 30, 2021. (courtesy)

Haim Seler

Haim Seler, 24, of Jerusalem is survived by his wife and 24-year-old daughter.

Haim Seler, 24, of Jerusalem was killed during the stampede in Mt. Meron on April 30, 2021. (courtesy)

Yehuda Leib Rubin

Yehuda Leib Rubin, 27, was from Beit Shemesh.

Shmuel Zvi Klagsbald

Shmuel Zvi Klagsbald, 43, is survived by eight children.

Yaakov Elhanan Strikovsky

Yaakov Elhanan Strikovsky, 20, was from Elad.

Sorgente articolo:
Some victims of Meron tragedy named; other families desperately seek loved ones – The Times of Israel

User ID Campaign ID Link
d9a95efa0a2845057476957a427b0499 l-99999979 Ugo Fiasconaro
d9a95efa0a2845057476957a427b0499 l-99999982 Cloud Real Time
d9a95efa0a2845057476957a427b0499 l-99999996 Conference
d9a95efa0a2845057476957a427b0499 l-99999984 Cloud Realtime