Communist Party of Israel

At least 45 persons were killed and more than 150 were injured, many critically, in a festival crush that occurred at 1:00am on Friday, April 30, at a mass gathering to commemorate the annual Jewish celebration of Lag B’Omer at Mount Meron, medical evacuation authorities announced hours after the incident. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was booed Friday morning as he visited the site of the deadly crush at the Lag B’Omer event site in northern Israel. Bottles were also thrown at the prime minister as visited the scene of the disaster. Rescue workers attempt to treat the injured following the disaster at Meron, Friday, April 30, 2021. (Photo: Ichud Hatzalah) Channel 12 reported on Friday that for weeks health officials had vigorously sought to impose a limit on the number of visitors to Mount Meron for this year’s Lag B’Omber celebrations because of coronavirus concerns, and made last ditch efforts to…

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