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Israeli traveler, 70, found dead in Macedonia

Body of Israeli citizen who was reported missing three days ago found in Matka region in Macedonia. Foreign Ministry works to fly the body to Israel

A Macedonian search party located Sunday the body of an Israeli traveler aged 70 who was reported missing. His body was found after an intensive search operation.


Foreign Ministry official Ilana Ravid confirmed the details and told Ynet: "At the moment we are working to bring the body back to Israel as quickly as possible and are in contact with the Zagreb consulate."


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The man's family turned to an Israeli search and rescue company working internationally, owned by Hilik Magnus. According to Magnus, "Initial information was not encouraging. In the past few days we were in contact with the family. This is the third case that happens in that region of Macedonia. The local rescue team is very skilled and has done a very good job. We've seen them work on similar cases before."


Over the past two months a number of Israelis have found their deaths overseas. Two car accidents occurred last week, one in India, claiming the life of Shosh Meisel, 63, and one in Zanzibar, claiming the lives of Ahmad Hijazi, 45, and his son Adam, 9.


Last month, Guy Hendel, 18, was killed while traveling in Andorra; two Israelis were killed while touring Bolivia; Yamit Linniel, 22, was killed in a bus crash in Peru; and Hadas Ben Shushan, 21, was killed in a rockslide in India.



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פרסום ראשון: 08.26.12, 23:38
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