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Beitar Illit

A three-year-old child visiting from New York died Monday after he was hit by a bus in the Judean city of Beitar Illit.

Baruch Eisenberg was visiting with his family for the Passover holiday. Police said the boy was standing on the sidewalk with his mother when he grabbed her hand, and then suddenly fell on to the road, where he was hit by the bus.

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It’s not clear what caused the little boy to fall. The bus driver was held for questioning.

Medics from the Magen David Adom emergency medical response team said the boy was found with multi-systemic injuries, and without vital signs when they arrived. First responders had initiated treatment but due to the severity of the boy’s injuries, they were forced to pronounce his death at the scene.

The child, his parents and his family were visiting relatives in the community for the holiday, according to the Kikar Hashabbat news site. He was laid to rest in the cemetery in Givat Shaul, Jerusalem on Monday evening. The boy is survived by his parents and four sisters, Ynet reported.

Baruch Dayan Emet.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.