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Two Israelis killed in overcrowded synagogue

More than 600 ultra-Orthodox worshippers had packed into the synagogue — which television footage showed had exposed concrete, rebar, wooden panels and other signs of infrastructure weaknesses — in the West Bank settlement of Givat Zeev. Sunday’s prayers started the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, a spring harvest festival that also recalls the story of receiving the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai.

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