Hikers making their way down a cliff at Nahal David, in the Judean Desert, December 12, 2016. Ilan Assayag

Israeli Parks Authority Defends Safety on Its Trails After Father and Son Killed in Fatal Fall

Israel Nature and Parks Authority has no plans to change approach, saying it does everything to maintain trails and equipment.

The tragic incident at Nahal Tze’elim last weekend, when a young boy and his father died in a hiking accident, is unlikely to prompt a new approach to safety in Israel’s national parks and nature reserves.

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