700+ Killed in Saudi Stampede


saudi stampedeMore than 700 people of numerous nationalities have been crushed to death in a stampede near the holy city of Mecca as the hajj pilgrimage reaches its climax, Saudi officials say.

An additional 800 were injured as millions took part in the final rite of the journey.

The gathering, which attracts more than 2 million people, had been without incident for the past nine years due to safety improvements. Read more.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. This is a terrible matzav so soon after Yom Kippur. The Abishter wants peace and life in the entire world. Whenever tragedy takes place anywhere in the world, its a strong message for us. WE have to search from within. How can we improve?

  2. To Baal (what kind of?) Hashkafa: Abishter want peace and life of Isroel. It is indeed a major rachmonus to crush those that want to deny peace and life to Isroel. Hopefully you don’t say that hanging Haman’s sons was a tragedy. There for sure is a message in crushing the 700 potential Hitlers though – Abishter shows us his love