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  Kislev 6, 5780 , 04/12/19

Education Minister Peretz: 'My heart reels; I know family personally'

Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz (Jewish Home) referred to the tragic death of 19-year-old Tamar Fenigstein from Petach Tikva who was crushed to death by the light rail in Jerusalem.

"'The heart reels in pain," Peretz said. "We were informed this morning of the first-of-its-kind accident involving a pedestrian and the light rail in Jerusalem. The girl, Tamar Fenigstein did her National Service at Shaare Zedek Hospital with much compassion and gentleness. I know the dear family personally.

"I spoke to Yaron Lutz, head of the Volunteer Association, and strengthened him at this difficult time. There are no words to console for this loss. I send my condolences to the parents Moshe and Noa and the entire family," the Education Minister added.

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