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Man meets 11-year-old boy whose life he saved in Meron stampede

Yossi Amsalem, who saved the live of 11-year-old Pinchas during the deadly stampede at Mount Meron, meets the boy for the first time since the disaster during Lag B’Omer celebrations.

“Until the afternoon I was sure the boy wasn’t alive… the boy I tried to save.. I didn’t know if he was alive or not. On Shabbat, someone told me the boy is probably in the pediatric department. I approached [the boy], somehow he saw me from afar, he came and told me, ‘thank you.’ It was very moving, even though… he [was speaking] in Yiddish and I was [speaking] Hebrew… I’m happy he’s alive” Amsalem tells the Kan public broadcaster.

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