Tragedy In Eretz Yisroel: 12-Year-Old Child Killed In MVA


A vehicle carrying a Charedi family from Yerushalayim to Teveria, has overturned, leaving their 12-year-old son R”L dead, and 6 others injured, YWN Israel has learned.

The vehicle was reportedly travelling on Route 90 (Kvish Habikah), when it overturned in the area of Tziporah. Hatzolah & MDA Paramedics were rushed to the scene. Many of the injured needed to be extricated from the vehicle. Paramedics unfortunately pronounced 12-year-old Yaakov Mazuz dead on the scene. The rest of the family suffered injuries ranging from light to moderate. It is unknown what caused the accident, and police are investigating.

ZAKA personnel were called to the scene in the Shabbos clothing to perform their Avodas Hakodesh, just a short time before Shabbos.

It is unknown when the Levaya will take place.

The family resides on Rechov Zichron Yaakov in Yerushalayim.

Boruch Dayan Emmes…

(Dov Gordon – YWN)


  1. When a tragedy of this magnitude hits klal yisroel there’s always three things that must be addressed. The first to be ‘mishtatef ‘in the pain of another yid – one cannot imagine what this family is going through. And second to strengthen our ‘emunah’ in H-shem and realize that after all is said, it only happened because that was the rotzoin of Hashem and that everything Hashem does is for the good. And thirdly one has to be very careful not to speak negative or badly about Hashem that how could he to this or even to say every day another tragedy or what’s next, as if to imply that all is bad and all is wrong c”v. WHEN A PERSON IS A TRUE PERSON OF FAITH & TRUST IN HASHEM. HE GETS TO BE THE HAPPIEST PERSON IN THE WORLD. This is a nisayon for the parents in bitachon & emunah in hashem (just like aharon hakohen when his children died he was quiet & had faith in Hashem…). If its not possible for a person to pass a test from Hashem he is not given the test. Its a time like this that one has to remind oneself of all the ‘hatovah’ and all the chesed that H-shem does for all of us ALL the time.

    Every person has a job to fulfill in this world. now the child has done his job & is ready to go to the olam ha’emes (true world)& you two special people (parents) were the chosen agents of Hashem to take care of this child. May hashem reward you for this.& may his neshama have an aliyah & your lives be filled with only Simcha.

  2. Tenachanu min hasshamim, That, said, the public must know that route 90 is a ‘killer road’ in the area below Teveria, where there are winding and hilly areas, and in the south from Elat to the kvish ehad interchange. It is an old, two lane road, and unseasoned drivers, tired drivers and people who do not adapt to, or recognize the dangers, can easily become the agency of tragedy.

  3. Hey Moshiach Agent: When a tragedy of this magnitude hits klal yisroel its time for important rabonim and people in the community to start SCREAMING about driving within the speed limits, focusing on the road, no talking on cell phones, everyone in seat belts, kids in car seats, and politeness on the raod.better to get there late then to never get there at all.