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'We didn't kidnap Eitan,' says boy's aunt. 'All we did was bring him home'

Eitan Biran, sole survivor of cable-car accident in May, is claimed by his father's family in Italy and his mother's family in Israel.

'We didn't kidnap Eitan. All we did was bring him home'

A call for re-evaluating how we hold religious mass gatherings

We have had unimaginable peacetime tragedies that could have been avoided.

A call for re-evaluating how we hold religious mass gatherings

Tragedies and humanity

Tragedies occur on a regular basis in all human societies, and they have done so since the beginning of recorded human history. Op-ed.

Tragedies and humanity

Israeli children deal with tragedy and continue soldier's legacy

Sgt. Eliyahu Drori, died in tank accident saving comrade Nerya Buchris; teacher and boys from Drori's school close circle in moving video.

Israeli children deal with tragedy and continue soldier's legacyplayer

Officers demoted after soldier drowns

An investigation into the death of a soldier results in commanding officers being relieved of their posts.

Officers demoted after soldier drowns

Woman dies suddenly a day before son's wedding

Yocheved Hanna Gottleib, 66, tragically collapses and dies 24 hours before her son was to marry.

Woman dies suddenly a day before son's wedding

11 newborns die in Baghdad hospital fire

An electrical malfunction in a Baghdad hospital sparked a fire which caused the death of 11 infants

11 babies die in Baghdad hospital electrical fire

2 Israelis dead in mountain climbing accident

Two Israelis & two other climbers die while climbing Mount Ushba in Georgia.

2 Israelis dead in Caucasus mountain climbing accident

Mother of 8 gives birth to stillborn baby at home

In rare case, mother of 8 in her 40s gives birth to stillborn baby in unplanned home birth.

Mother of 8 gives birth to stillborn baby in her home

Man drowns in Kibbutz Regavim while repairing pool

Tragedy in Kibbutz Regavim: Man hired to fix pool is trapped underwater and drowns.

Man drowns in Kibbutz Regavim while repairing pool

10-Year-Old Killed in Fire in Beit Shemesh

10-year-old boy killed in fire in a home in Beit Shemesh. The boy's father seriously injured and taken to hospital.

10-Year-Old Killed in Fire in Beit Shemesh

Brother and Sister Fall 3 Floors, Seriously Hurt

Five-year-old girl and her three-year-old brother fell from a building in Be'er Sheva. The girl is no longer in life-threatening condition.

Five-Year-Old Who Fell 'No Longer in Life-Threatening Condition'

Baby Dies After Being Left in Car

The tragedy took place in Beit Haggai, near Hevron. Baby was aged about 18 months.

Baby Dies After Being Left in Car

Explosion Inquiry Clears Gas Technician

Investigators believe someone in Schwartz apartment left a gas valve open for hours, claims Walla.

Explosion Inquiry Clears Gas Technician

Blast Fatalities: Avraham, Galit, Yosef-Haim Tufan

Avraham was 56, his wife Galit was 42, and Yosef-Haim was two years old. Fourteen others were injured.

Blast Fatalities: Avraham, Galit and Yosef-Haim Tufan

Police Want Indictments in Fish Farm Tragedy

Three young men died of electrocution at Ayelet Hashahar in July. Police say this was negligent manslaughter.

Police Want Indictments in Fish Farm Tragedy

Hiker, 60, Falls to Death

The man fell from a height of 50 meters as he hiked with his family in Nahal Prat, or Wadi Kelt.

Hiker, 60, Falls to Death

Hevron: 5 Children Die in Closed Car

Relatives of the toddlers left them in the car and went to harvest olives.

Hevron: 5 Children Die in Closed Car

Eight Injured in Crash in Jordan Valley

Frontal collision on Route 90: one critical injury, 3 in serious condition including a baby, 4 moderately wounded.

Eight Injured in Crash in Jordan Valley

Stampede in India Kills 115

Devotees near a Hindu temple in Madhya Pradesh's Datia district had gathered for the Navratri festivities.

Stampede in India Kills 115

Dozens Dead and Unaccounted For in Italy Shipwreck

A ship carrying African migrants toward Italy caught fire and capsized off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa.

Dozens Dead and Unaccounted For in Italy Shipwreck

Bnei Brak: Toddler Drowns in Mikveh

A 4-year-old girl drowned in a mikveh, apparently after its gate was left open and she wandered in.

Bnei Brak: Toddler Drowns in Mikveh

Twins Rescued from Parked Car

Found red faced and sweating, the 14-month-olds were left in a car in Nazareth Illit.

Twins Rescued from Parked Car

Python Kills 2 Boys in Canada

The boys, aged five and seven, were sleeping in an apartment above a pet shop.

Python Kills 2 Boys in Canada

Child-in-Car Alarm Systems Get Gov't Push

Transport Minister: new Israeli standard for cars to include a system preventing parents from forgetting children in cars.

Child-in-Car Alarm Systems Get Gov't Push

Shomron Day Care Staff to Call if Child is Late

Samaria Regional Council tells day care staff to contact parents if child has not showed up by 9:00.

Shomron Day Care Staff to Call Parents if Child is Late

Five-Month-Old Left in Car Dies

Two weeks after a nine-month-old was forgotten in the family car and died, a similar tragedy struck.

Tragedy: Five-Month-Old Left in Car Dies

Three Boys Drown in Separate Accidents in New York

Tragedies struck several Jewish vacation spots in upstate New York over the weekend.

Three Jewish Boys Drown in Separate Accidents in New York

Man Who Fell into Well and Died: Hillel Rudich, 32

The funeral will take place Sunday at 9:00 a.m., at Tekoa.

Man Who Fell into Well and Died: Hillel Rudich, 32

Tragedy: Builder Falls to his Death

Eliran Amar, 25, father of 4, fell from scaffolding in a construction site in Elon Moreh.

Tragedy: Builder Falls to his Death

Hit-and-Run Killer Due in Court Again Wednesday

Meanwhile, driver of livery cab that carried the Glaubers says he'd trade his life for theirs.

NYC Hit-and-Run Killer Due in Court Again Wednesdayplayer

Suspect in Brooklyn Accident Turns Himself In

The suspect in the hit-and-run that killed a hassidic couple in Brooklyn has turned himself into police.

Suspect in Fatal Brooklyn Accident Turns Himself In

Baby of Killed Hassidic Couple Dies as Well

A day after a car crash claimed the lives of a hassidic couple in Brooklyn and their son was born prematurely, the baby died as well.

Baby of Killed Hassidic Couple Dies Despite Doctor's Efforts

NY Hareidi Couple Killed On the Way to Hospital

A hareidi-religious man and his pregnant wife were killed in an accident on their way to a hospital in Brooklyn. The baby survived.

New York Hareidi Couple Killed On the Way to Hospitalplayer

Ivory Coast Stampede: 60 Children Dead

New Year's Eve fireworks display in Abidjan turned from celebration to tragedy, says CNN.

Ivory Coast Stampede: 60 Children Dead

'G-d, You've Slapped Me in the Face'

Four-year-old Hanoch Boimel, who died after being forgotten in a car, brought to rest. Driver released to house arrest.

'G-d, You've Slapped Me in the Face'

Transport Minister Blamed for Boy's Tragic Death

Four-year-old left behind in a car in Modiin Illit dies of heat. MK Katz: this could have been prevented.

Transport Minister Blamed for Boy's Tragic Death