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 pilgrimage crush inquiry 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
22 Nov 2021 - 11:03PM