10-Year-Old Killed in Fire in Beit Shemesh


fire-truck-israelA 10-year-old boy died in a fire that broke out in a private home in Beit Shemesh on Tuesday night.

It appears that the fire started from a menorah.

The boy’s father, aged 45, was seriously injured in the fire and taken to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Yerushalayim, Arutz Sheva reports. Four other people suffered moderate and minor injuries, including the mother of the family, aged 45, an 11-year-old boy, a five-year-old girl, and another man.

Moti Harush, a United Hatzalah volunteer who arrived at the scene of the fire, told Arutz Sheva, “When I arrived at the scene the house was still in flames and firefighters began in extinguishing the fire and rescuing the injured.”

“Unfortunately one child was pronounced dead, and the rest of the family was rescued fully conscious. We provided them with first aid until ambulances arrived at the scene,” he continued. “It is a very difficult incident and the circumstances that led to the fire are unclear at this stage,” said Harush.

{Matzav.com Israel}


  1. BDE
    What a terrible tragedy to occur in the middle of Chanuka Sameach.

    TEARS are rolling down my cheeks as I write this sad message R”L which could have been totally avoided.

    think this is bad? it only gets worse R”L..
    look at the recent children tragedies Niftar over the last few weeks.

    1)Chaya Zissel Braun a”h,-daughter of Shmuel Elimelech of Yerushalyim -Killed by Hamas terrorist driving into train accident-October 22 2014-3 months

    2)youth traveling on roller blades in Bnei Brak slammed into a parked vehicle and was killed- October 25 2014

    3)Adina Pliver-daughter of Gavriel & Daniella of Lakewood-October 25 2014-5 months old

    4)Shalom Baadani-Riding his bike to Kosel in Jerusalem & hit by terrorist car-November 7 2014-17

    5)Dalia Lamkus-of Tekoa Israel-attacked by Arab stabbing her-November 10 2014-25

    6)Almog Yissocher Shiloni-of Modi’in Israel-attacked by Arab stabbing him-November 10 2014-20

    7)Moshe Schreiber-son of Dovid & Rochel of Lakewood-infant unresponsive, apparently from SIDS-YESTERDAY-December 1 2014-3 months old

    Do YOU remember these very recent tragedies?
    Look at their young ages & the ways they were Niftar. in such a short span of time.
    do YOU think this is coincidence?


    NO MORE SIGNS OF TRAGEDIES NEEDED FROM HASHEM if we all start teshuva NOW we won’t need any more of these tragic wake-up calls from Hashem

    May his neshama have an Aliya