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Israel’s new government approved probe into deadly Mount Meron stampede that killed 45 people

The new government in Israel approved an inquiry into a stampede that killed 45 people and injured dozens at a Jewish pilgrimage site. A full scale inquiry into the deaths were rejected by previous government amid feuding between its ultra-Orthodox Jewish and opposition politicians. “The responsibility for learning the lessons and preventing the next disaster […]

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Netanyahu booed by protesting relatives of victims at stampede site

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a full investigation into the deadly stampede at a Jewish religious festival in the town of Mount Meron, where he was booed by protesting relatives of the victims. According to the Israeli media, protesters hurled empty bottles and shouted insults at Netanyahu, who travelled to the pilgrimage site in […]

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Over 40 people have died in a stampede at Israeli religious gathering

Nearly 44 people were killed and over 150 injured in a stampede that broke out overnight at a Jewish religious gathering attended by tens of thousands of people in northern Israel, according to media reports on Friday. The mass gathering was organised to celebrate the Lag B’Omer, an annual religious holiday marked with all-night bonfires, […]