Thousands Were Crammed Into a Narrow Corridor. A Senior Engineer Okayed Mount Meron's Celebrations the Previous Day

The responsibility for Lag Ba'omer's disaster, in which 45 people died and some 150 others were injured, lies with politicians, former senior police officials say

Josh Breiner
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Josh Breiner

From where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received his briefing Friday morning on the disastrous Lag Ba'omer stampede on Mount Meron, it was impossible to fathom how the site really looked. Temporary structures, staircases and bridges looked as if they had been built without any planning – that’s how the site of the largest civil disaster in Israel’s history can be described.

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