(June 20, 2021 / Israel Hayom) Israel’s government on Sunday ordered the formation of a state commission of inquiry into the April 29 Mount Meron tragedy, which saw 45 people killed and 150 injured in a stampede during the Lag B’Omer event at the site.
The move was rejected by the previous government due to the ultra-Orthodox parties’ objection to the move.
Defense Minister Benny Gantz, who presented the motion to the Security Cabinet, said in a statement, “The establishment of a state commission of inquiry is a moral debt to the Israeli public, and also to families. We must make sure that such an event never happens again.”
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