Ultra Orthodox Jews look at stairs with waste on them in Meron, Israel where 45 deaths were reported in April 2021 among thousands gathered at the tomb of a second-century sage for annual commemorations. Photo: Reuters
Ultra Orthodox Jews look at stairs with waste on them in Meron, Israel where 45 deaths were reported in April 2021 among thousands gathered at the tomb of a second-century sage for annual commemorations. Photo: Reuters
Israel

Israel pilgrimage crush inquiry into 45 deaths at Mount Meron urges future cap on visitor numbers

  • Pilgrims can be bused in on tickets valid for specific hours; food advised against to reduce stay and ‘danger of falling, slipping on garbage’
  • PM Naftali Bennett’s government signals it will implement findings; April disaster happened under previous government of Benjamin Netanyahu

Topic |   Israel
Ultra Orthodox Jews look at stairs with waste on them in Meron, Israel where 45 deaths were reported in April 2021 among thousands gathered at the tomb of a second-century sage for annual commemorations. Photo: Reuters
Ultra Orthodox Jews look at stairs with waste on them in Meron, Israel where 45 deaths were reported in April 2021 among thousands gathered at the tomb of a second-century sage for annual commemorations. Photo: Reuters
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