Israel mourns victims of stampede on Mt. Meron | JPNN us

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israel is holding a day of national mourning for the victims of a stampede at a jewish pilgrimage site vigils and funerals are also being held this weekend for the 45 people killed during the lagba omer festival at mount moran at least 10 children and teenagers are among the dead flags are lowered at half-mast in jerusalem a tribute to those who died in one of israel’s worst peacetime disasters funerals resume saturday after the end of sabbath the jewish day of rest late night burials were held for a 12 year old boy and an 18 year old man in tel aviv a memorial for the dead many people here knew the victims one woman stopped going to the pilgrimage site at mount meron after a frightening experience for 20 years i also went to maron for the pilgrimage once i also experienced a stampede of people it was the scariest moment of my life and i have not returned since the event was authorized for 10 000 people but israeli media estimate around 100 000 were in attendance a police investigation has already shown multiple failings by event organizers now calls for a full state commission of inquiry are growing

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