Asher Natan
Asher Natanpicture used with permission of family

Visitors who came to the home of the family of Asher Natan Morali, the 14-year-old boy who was murdered in the massacre at a Jerusalem synagogue on Friday night, to console the family during the shiva week were shocked when the small apartment's electricity was suddenly cut off.

Ynet journalist Yishai Cohen, who was at the home of the shocked family, started collecting donations and wrote on his Twitter account that "the Morali family is in a very difficult financial situation. Everyone who visits the house is shocked. Nine people (after losing their eldest son) in a shockingly [small] 60 meter apartment."

The apartment's electricity was restored after the family's debt to the electricity company was paid.

The electricity company stated: "The family is poor and is connected to electricity through a prepayment meter, which it charges itself from time to time according to consumption. At 1:24 p.m., they contacted the electricity company and told them that due to the failure to charge the meter, the electricity supply to the house was stopped. This was not known to us. It was not a disconnection, but the failure to charge the meter."

"As soon as we received the report, NIS 600 was deposited on behalf of the family for regular electricity consumption, and at the same time the family was informed that they would receive a regular supply for as long as necessary. At the same time, the family's past debt will be transferred at the initiative of the Electric Company to the Electric Company's aid fund, to examine the the payment of the debt by the Electric Company. Around 2 pm, about half an hour after the report, the electricity supply for the family was resumed.''