Tragedy has hit the Gerrer Chassidic Court in Kiryat Gat. A three-year-old boy, Simcha Bunim Carmel z”l, who fell over the weekend and sustained a serious head injury, was R”L niftar. The child was a son to Rav Yisrael Carmel, a prominent member of the Gerrer community in Kiryat Gat and a son-in-law to HaRav HaChossid Shimon Yosef Rosenberg of Kiryat Herzog in Bnei Brak.
The incident occurred on erev Shabbos 30 Menachem Av when the child fell from a couch. Family members explained it appeared nothing happened as he continued playing. When the parents came into his room on Shabbos morning he did not respond. Hatzalah responded and CPR was initiated and he was transported to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. He was flown to an ICU in Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv and was niftar three days later, Tuesday afternoon 3 Elul.
Baruch Dayan HaEmmes…
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)