Victims of the Mount Meron tragedy named

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.

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)

Source Link: https://www.timesofisrael.com/victims-of-the-mount-meron-tragedy-named/

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