Ten students have died in S. Israel desert flood disaster
A group of 25 students were swept away by a powerful flash flood in the Tsafit wadi south of the Dead Sea. Ten of those rescued died, 9 girls and a boy – in one of the worst accidental disasters Israel has known. The youngsters studying at the Pre-Army Academy ahead of their military service set out on Thursday, April 26, were on a trip to the scenic Judean Desert south of the Dead Sea. They had alighted from the bus to hike through the deep Nahal Tsafit wadi, when they were caught by a powerful flash flood caused by the unseasonal drenching rain, hail and thunderstorms pouring on Israel in the last 48 hours.
The trapped youngsters who tried to climb out had to fight the powerful surge of water, the slippery walls and falling boulders. The massive rescue operation was a race against time amid the continuing downpour to beat the rapidly falling dark.
Converging swiftly on the scene of the disaster after the alert were all the search and rescue units from Dimona, Beersheba, Yerucham and Beit Shemesh, their fire departments; the IDF’s elite 669 search and rescue choppers, three Yasurs and one Apache; Magen David Adom paramedics, ambulances, chopper and intensive care field unit, and volunteer scouts and divers. The police superintended the rescue and search operation.
The rash of disasters from the violent spring storms, after a dry winter, began Wednesday, when two youths and a Bedouin sheep herder were drowned in flash floods. Inundated roads disrupted road and air traffic across the country. The turbulent weather conditions continue threatening fresh flooding in low-lying areas. Weather forecasters had repeatedly warned against travel in the desert regions of southern Israel, where sudden, swiftly rushing flash floods are a common danger, especially around the Dead Sea,
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God washed them back to Europe.
Please reread the previous comment to determine if it offends your policies. The name and the sentiment seem subtlety offensive.
Debka has no comment policy. They’ve let the comments section degenerate into a juvenile profanity- laced high school rant. It’s really shameful.
Yes, it’s sad to see. Could never believe such a well renowned analytic page should be flooded with such bad language and even pure hate. Actually never seen that level even in the lowest MSM tabloid comment section.
Hope they start to address it or at least let paying customers have our own section to discuss the articles. I’m personally open to all views as long as they are expressed in a mature and respectful way.
As they say, “sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never harm thee”.
u dirty arabs will die in Europe… garantied !!!
Where your whore mother lives and focks pigs?
So far the only one getting f****ked hard is yo mauma you lncest infested neanderthal. . . May you merit to meet your 72 hairy male camels soon!!!!
FM: You are the reason why Israel is strong today and why Israel must remain strong into the future to counter the gratuitous hate and violence from many sources.
People like you have helped the Jewish people realize a dream and to rise from the ashes to build and become the strongest and most focused people in the world today.
Thanks for keeping us on our toes and for making sure we constantly remember why the military option is the only one for now – because the burning, irrational and deep-seated perversion of the enemies of the Jewish people demands complete discipline and solidarity from us.
@The guy formerly known as Anonymous,
Just wanted to thank you for your post and excellent response to some of the vitriol being posted here.
Thank you. In responding to the antisemites. I failed to offer my sympathies to the families of the deceased. This is horrible accident and I hope that the country will lean from what looks to have been a preventable or avoidable accident – perhaps unnecessary risks were taken.
You are a disgrace for human kind, you represent pure hate and a low self esteem animal. How come you write this shit when kids die in an accident. Should police and law enforcement identify you and make you rot in prison full of pigs.
May God have the same thoughts towards you and your family as the care you have for these 9 lives.
FM: We know exactly who you are and how to “wash” you back to the dirty hole from which you emerged
this blood thirsty comment of Fock Mossad should be removed NOW!!!
The Rothschilds and Freemasons, will wash you back to HELL to join your parents.
As you well know, the Rothschilds and Freemasons control everything and get things done.
May you and your loved ones, all find a painful and miserable death soonest – This is my wish and prayer for you and your family – it usually happens.
Seems to me that some comments allowed on this site are very offensive. Mostly from the same people. It shouldn’t be very difficult to screen them out. They they take away from the seriousness of the site.
No innocent life lost should be celebrated on either side. May they test in peace.
Debka if you don’t do something about the jew haters on this site i will have to find another news source. FIX IT
Same here – Jewish lives…
What is a wadi, if not a valley, ravine, or channel that is dry except in the RAINY SEASON? Is, or is not, now a rainy season? How comes an organized trip had no preparation, guiding, maps with escape rute or points. This is not Ok at all!
Sad news , Baruch Dayan Haemet. Rest in pesce.
And for the irrational pig reader who made a hate comment above, I kindly ask Debka to take the proper steps to identify and punish remove this kind of ugly hater. Must be a non human, frustrated person full of hate.
Have addressed Debka with same request several times – so far no results !
Surely all the low-life Jew-haters must be rejoicing now – but not, when many times more “falastynian” children are (and will be) brutalized by their own…
Baruch Dayan Haemet
This is God’s plan to punish the golden calf dancers! Beware the prophets who decry the shoesen ones will be scattered by flood and wind!!
PR: So what gives an a-hole like you the gift to know G-d’s plan? Instead of hiding behind G-d’s name, who you have no knowledge, with cowardice and mockery, just tell us why you fixate on Jews and not on improving and fixing your own distorted doctrine and faith? We can see why you hide – it is the insecurity you have and uncertainty with your own faith – so you use Judaism as your scapegoat and kicking post.
Recently God gave me a stroke because I was too soft on the shoesen ones and not acting tough like Moses to his own sons who he murdered for dancing to golden calf techno beats. It’s time we live like Jesus and destroy the temple of usury money changers before it’s too late to save the planet from the apes!!
PM: You sound as if you have had a very bad stoke and I would check into the hospital for a frontal lobotomy right away. In the meantime, we will keep our eyes on you to make sure you do no harm to yourself and to others.
Ayatoola Mamzer, your Nakba is already locked and loaded.
I think Debka should refrain to publish news available in other sites. This site is watched by a lot of antisemites and they rejoice at our pain. Besides it contradict your subtitle
Jesus / God was a Semitic man possessed with a Semitic god from Ur. Pat does believe the Semite left handed ones are more like indigenous semites not immigrating from European concentration camps.
You got mud on yo’ face
You big disgrace
Wavin’ your hate all over the place
Reporting fresh news from Tehran, or at least what it should have happened, 1LE informs:
Today, in a very short clip on IRIB TV5 News, President Rouhani has said : “It is with profound sadness that we receive the news of the catastrophe that has hit Israel. All differends aside, our prayers, thoughts and hearts are with the families touched by this disaster.”
“It’s time we live like Jesus———–”
Does that mean you will observe Shabbat from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday, pray in a Synagogue, observe all of the Jewish holidays and observe all of the kosher dietary laws——-just like Jesus did?
Jesus was too poor to Not be kosher.
My deepest prayers go out to all the families and loved ones…horrible and very very sad news… Israel forever…God said so
Let me be one of a very few people so far in this thread to say RIP for these young folk. I’m sure a robust investigation will follow so this doesn’t happen again.
I think people connect israel with the evil elites that control the fucked up world, most of them jewish like the Rothchilds ect, but infact the nations citizens have no relationship with them so the antisemitism is misdirected.
The Mossad/MI5/CIA/US Navy Seals already have you on their radar.
Don’t make plans for this weekend.
The let the fools anti semites on here to upload worms into their PCs to track IP chill
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