Families of Tzafit Stream Disaster to Be Compensated NIS 24M

Rescue forces near the scene where young Israelis were swept in the flooding of the Tzafit stream near the Dead Sea, April 26, 2018. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Over three years after the disaster in the Tzafit stream in southern Israel in which 10 teenagers died, and after a lengthy mediation process that lasted around a year, a compromise was reached on Monday that the families of the deceased will be compensated nearly NIS 24 million ($7.3 million).

According to the terms of the settlement over the disaster, insurance companies will pay out NIS 18 million ($5.4 million) and the state will pay NIS 5.8 million ($1.7 million).

On April 26, 2018, 12th grade students set out on a trip to the Tzafit stream, in the southern part of the Dead Sea. During the trip a fierce storm hit the south of Israel, causing a flash flood and a surge of water to kill nine girls and a boy.

The compensation will be paid by the insurance company of the Bnei Zion academy.

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