As the depth of last night’s tragedy in Meron sinks in, the Israeli government has begun to identify the victims who lost their lives.
The long process, which includes conclusive identification and contacting of families has so far cleared twelve names for publication.
Dr. Chen Kugel, Director of the Institute of Forensic Medicine said “The staff of the institute and the staff who came work with dedication and sensitivity to complete the identification process. We are working hard, but it must be understood that this is a complex and sensitive process and we must act responsibly and, God forbid, avoid fatal mistakes. Our hearts go out to the families on this difficult day. ‘
The names of the deceased as of 12:00pm.
R’ Yosef Greenbaum, z”l, aged 22, of Haifa.
Yedidyia Chiyuis, z”l.
Avrohom Daniel Ambon, z”l, aged 21, of Argentina.
Yosef Yehuda Levi, z”l, aged 17, of Rechasim.
Yishai Me’ulam, z”l, aged 17.
R’ Eliezer Mordechai Goldberg, z”l, aged 37, of Beitar Illit.
R’ Shmuel Tzvi Kalgsbard, z”l, aged 43, of Beitar.
Moshe Nosson Nota Englard, z”l, aged 14, of Yerushalayim
Yehoshua Englard, z”l, aged 9, of Yerushalayim.
Moshe Mordechai Elchad-Sharf, z”l, aged 12, or Yerushalayim.
Yosef Dovid Elchad-Sharf, z”l, aged 18, of Yerushalayim.
R’ Shimon Matlon, z”l, aged 37, a Rebbe in Talmud Torah Chanichei Hayeshivos.
Yosef Mastorov, z”l, aged 26, Talid Yeshiva Rinah Shel Torah, Carmiel.
Yaakov Elchanan Strakovsky, z”l, aged 20.
R’ Chaim Ozer Seler, z”l, aged 24from Yerushalayim.
R’ Elazar Gefner, z”l.
Nachman Kirshenbaum, z”l ,of Beit Shemesh.
R’ Yonoson Chevroni, z”l, of Givat Shmuel.
Yosef Dovid Elhadad, z”l,.
R’ Yehuda Leib Rubin, z”l, aged 27 from Beit Shemesh.
Yedidya Fogel, z”l.
Moshe ben Shalom, z”l, of Bnei Brak.
Menachem Knoblowitz, z”l, 22 year old Chosson from Boro Park.
Dovi Steinmetz, z”l, from Montreal, Canada.
Ariel Tzadik, z”l, a 56 year-old Chabad Chossid From Bayit Vgan.
Ozzie Koltai, z”l, 13.
Joe Cohn, z”l, from Cleveland who was studying in Mir
Moshe Levi, z”l, from Kiryat Hertzog in Bnei Brak
Donny Morris, z”l. 19, an American Yeshiva Bochur from Teenack, NJ.
Reb Dovid Kraus, z”l, 33, of Toldos Aharon. A resident of Beit Shemesh, he is survived by his wife and nine children.
Reb Shragi Gestetner, z”l, of Monsey, New York.
Reb Yisrael Anakvah, z”l, 24, from Beit Shemesh, a father of two.
Reb Simcha Bunim Diskind, z”l, 23, from Beit Shemesh.
Reb Menachem Asher Zeckbach, z”l, 24, from Kiryat Sefer.
Reb Eliezer Tzvi Joseph, z”l, from Kiryas Joel, Monroe.
Reb Chanoch Slod, z”l, 52, from Ashdod.
Reb Eliezer Goldberg, z”l, from Beitar Ilit.
Habachur Chaim Rock, z”l, from Beit Shemesh, a talmid of Yeshivas Mir-Brachfeld in Modi’in Ilit.
Habachur Yosef Amram Taub, z”l, from Monsey, New York, a talmid in Yeshivas Brisk, Yerushalayim.
Habachur Eliyahu Cohen, z”l, 16, from Beitar Ilit, a talmid in Yeshivas Heichal Avraham in Beitar.
Boruch Dayan Hoemes