Woman Pulled Four Children From Blaze, Unable to Save the Rest

[COMMUNICATED] A community was shaken to its core on Friday after a horrific fire in a Netanya apartment which claimed the lives of two young children. The blaze was reportedly caused by a nightlight. Once danger was detected, young couple Ofir & Tzipora Ochana frantically attempted to save their children and themselves from the house. Tragically, Refael (age 3) and Elazar (age 5) passed away. Mother Tzipora is just one month after the birth of her youngest child.

The family was treated for smoke inhalation and other minor injuries. The levaya for Refael & Elazar was held on Saturday night. Family, friends, and community members gathered from afar around two tiny shrouded bodies, as hysterical sobs escorted them to the grave.

The Ochana family is now homeless, with no belongings to their name including, according to one source, even pajamas for the children to sleep in.

Donations are being collected to allow them to find a suitable place to stay, and to cover their basic expenses, while they recover from this unthinkable tragedy.

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