The death toll in the Mt. Meron tragedy climbs to 44, according to Hebrew media reports.
Over 100 are injured, some critically.
The Hatzalah emergency services group says the casualties include “small children.”
Thousands of people remain on the scene, with hundreds seeking to continue holiday prayers and refusing police evacuation orders.
Huge number of ambulances on the scene pic.twitter.com/39OHLZ611Y
— Luke Tress (@luketress) April 30, 2021