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Israel Mourns 10 Students Killed in Flash Flood

10 young Israel flood victims, April 26, 2018 (Photo: courtesy/facebook)

As Stand for Israel reported yesterday, a hiking trip for Israeli youth turned tragic when a flash flood swept away a large group near the Dead Sea. Now, The Times of Israel reports, the loved ones of the ten promising lives that were lost are gathering to mourn:

Families and friends of the 10 youths killed in the flash flood at Nahal Tzafit on Thursday spoke of the promising young people who were lost, and prepared for a long day of funerals on Friday and into the weekend...

The 10 students killed in the floods were in a group of 25 students on a hike organized by the Bnei Zion pre-military academy, named after an IDF soldier, Ben-Zion Shai Hadad, who was killed in 2006 in the Second Lebanon War. They were due to start the program in the coming year, and the hike was intended as a pre-program bonding excursion...

Nine of the teenagers’ bodies were found in the course of the afternoon and evening on Thursday, and the tenth was discovered early on Friday morning...

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