WEST BANK (Dispatches) – At least two people were killed and more than 200 injured after a bleacher collapsed at an uncompleted synagogue in the occupied West Bank on Sunday.
The bleacher was packed with Zionsits and collapsed during a ceremony.
A spokesman for the crowd told Channel 13 that paramedics had treated more than 157 people for injuries and pronounced two dead, a man in his 50s and a 12-year-old boy.
Rescue workers were on the scene, treating the injured and taking people to the hospital. The collapse comes weeks after 45 Zionists were killed in a stampede at a festival in northern parts of the occupied territories.
The Zionist regime’s military said in a statement that it dispatched medics and other search and rescue troops to assist at the scene. Army helicopters were airlifting the injured.
Amateur footage showed the collapse Sunday during evening prayers in Givat Zeev, an illegal West Bank settlement.
The synagogue was packed with hundreds of people.
The mayor of Givat Zeev said the building was unfinished and dangerous, and that the police had ignored previous calls to take action.