As you can imagine, more people read The Jerusalem Post than ever before.
However, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high quality publications
like us, we are forced to look for new ways to continue. Unlike many other news organizations,
we did not create a paid wage. We want to keep our journalism open
and accessible and be able to provide you with news
and analysis from the front lines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world.
As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to become our partner.
For $ 5 a month, you can access:
- Users' experiences are almost completely free of ads
- Access to the Premium section
- Content from the award-winning Jerusalem News and our monthly Hebrew Magazine – Ivrit
- A brand new ePaper with a diary as it appears in the press in Israel
Help us grow and continue telling the story of Israel to the world.
Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO of Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, editor-in-chief
UPGRADE YOUR EXPERIENCE JPOST FOR 5 MONTH MONTH
Show me later
Four people were killed on Thursday afternoon after the minibus crashed into the security gate on Route 443 on their way to Jerusalem.
MDA rescuers and volunteers arrived and provided medical treatment to 14 injured people. Four out of 14 died, one is in moderate condition and nine were slightly injured.
All injured were men in their 40s. The mild man was evacuated to Tel Hashomer Hospital, two of the slightly injured men were evacuated to Asaf Harofeh Hospital and six other lightly injured were evacuated to Shaarei Tsedek Hospital.
An eyewitness said that "the vehicle was passing through a barrier. We were close to him and suddenly we saw people and parts flying, and the car continued for another few meters in a straight line.
The MDA emergency medical officer Daniel Dubinki, who went through the accident, said that "it is a shocking accident. When I passed, I noticed a van that lost control, crashed into the separation barrier, and continued tens of meters near the barrier." there were about 13 passengers in the vehicle, I called a large number of people in the place and I started a preliminary inspection of the injured, two men at the age of 40 were in a vehicle and two men were out of the car, also at the age of 40. Four of them were unconscious and suffered serious systemic damage, their condition was critical, and in a short time our rescuers who had arrived had to report their deaths.
He added that "nine other wounded were conscious, one of whom had stomach and head injuries, and his condition was mild and the rest had injuries to his bodies, and their conditions were defined as light."
As a result of the accident, Route 443 was blocked from the Gamzu junction to Adam Junction. The police are in place and driving traffic. The circumstances of the incident are under investigation.
This article was translated by Tamar Beeri.
Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus for as little as $ 5 and upgrade your experience with a free web site and exclusive content. Click here >>