Rabbi Eliyahu Schlesinger of Gilo said, "Families of innocent G-d fearing Jews destroyed by gas and poison. How tragic! This is a message from G-d, surely. He communicates with us through these horrendous calamities. I am so tearful over the loss of the innocent. Why does the media always look to blame a technician, or an exterminator? The real fault is ours. G-d's judgement is fair and balanced; We have polluted our lives with strife and hatred and lack of Ahavat Hinam and these good people atoned for our sins by dying with horrible pollution."