32 killed in Meron tragedy now identified, with 22 funerals held

The Abu Kabir forensic center says 32 of those killed in the Meron tragedy have been identified and 22 of them buried.

The Health Ministry stops the identification of bodies after Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau orders the process halted at the start of Shabbat.

The center is expected to restart naming victims on Saturday evening.

The death toll stands at 45.

Hundreds attend the Jerusalem funeral of David Krauss in Jerusalem, one of the victims of the Meron tragedy, April 30, 2021 (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
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