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Haifa Family Crushed by Truck

A Haifa woman, her mother and her two young children were crushed to death outside their house this week when a cement-mixer truck overturned and fell on them.

The dead were identified as Jimalah Dakwar, 32, her son Base, 8, her daughter Ula, 4, and her mother, Leah.

Imad Dakwar, the children’s father, was standing on the roof of his house, to which an extension was being added, when the accident occurred.

He watched, horror-stricken but helpless, as a truck with a full load of cement skidded on a steep slope of Mount Carmel and toppled over onto his family.

The family’s 11-year-old son had left for an errand shortly before the accident occurred.

Dakwar, an Arab lawyer from Haifa, had recently visited Jordan, during which he presented an invitation to the mayor of Amman from Haifa Mayor Amram Mitzna, to visit Haifa.

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