Yeshiva Student Killed in Mitzpe Jericho Tragedy
Oded Hamdi, a 19-year old yeshiva student, was killed in a trailer fire shortly after midnight on Friday in Mitzpe Jericho, near Jerusalem.
His funeral will be held at 1PM in Netanya today (Friday).
Arutz Sheva initially reported Hamdi, who suffered burns all over his body, was anesthetized, put on a ventilator and evacuated to Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem where he later succumbed to his burns.
Two other young men who were in the trailer were treated for light burns and smoke inhalation. Neither of their names have been released to the media.
Police are investigating the circumstances of the fire, noting they are examining the possibility the fire was started by heater than may have tipped over in the trailer. A Magen David Adom paramedic said an electric heater apparently fell on a sofa, igniting it.
Before addressing students at the yeshiva, the Rosh Yeshivah [Dean] of Mitzpe Jericho, Rabbi Shabtai Sabato, told Arutz Sheva "Its hard to speak about it during these hours. We have encountered tragedy."