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Chabad Camp Counselors Narrowly Escape Nice Terror — 2 Sisters Critically Injured

A group of Chabad camp counselors narrowly escaped Thursday’s terror attack in Nice, France, as six Jews were reported missing or injured.

Two Jewish sisters were injured in the attack. Clara Bensimon, 80 and Raymonde Mamane, 77, were in critical condition and on respirators in a local hospital Friday, according to the Times of Israel.

Staff of Chabad’s Gan Israel day camp were at the scene of the terror attack just moments before a truck driver plowed into the crowd, killing 84, according to

The group escaped harm when they crossed the street right before the carnage.

“They had to run from the truck. It was just a few feet away from them,” said Rabbi Yossef Yitschok Pinson, director of the local Chabad.

Six Jews were reported to be among those missing or injured in the attack. listed four of the Jews by their Hebrew names and names of their mother (as is the custom when one is praying for someone who is sick): Axel ben Yael, Moshe ben Yaakov,Clara bat Nouna and Yonathan ben Zuzy.

Also among the injured or missing Jews were John Dray and Dominique Azan, according to the site.

Contact Josefin Dolsten at or on Twitter, @JosefinDolsten




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