News Briefs

  4/23/2012, Iyar 1, 5772

Knesset Speaker to Ask Betzaleli Family to Light Torch

Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin is scheduled to pay a condolence call, Monday morning, on the family of Second Lieutenant Hila Betzaleli, who was killed, last Wednesday, when a light standard fell during rehearsals for Memorial Day and Independence observances.

During his visit, Rivlin will talk with the family about changes in the torch-lighting ceremony resulting from the tragedy and personally ask them to light the Knesset Speaker's torch.