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  1/30/2014, Shevat 29, 5774

Second Brother in Tragic Family Poisoning Wakes Up

The six members of the Gross family in Jerusalem were made seriously ill by a pesticide left in their apartment by an exterminator. The highly toxic pesticide contained phosphine – an agent used in chemical weapons.

The poison killed the family’s two youngest children, 4-year-old Avigayil and 2-year-old Yael. The two older children were left comatose, in critical condition; doctors were forced to use advanced technology to temporarily replace the function of their hearts and lungs.