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Haredi extremists protest for immediate release of bodies of Meron victims

Dozens of ultra-Orthodox extremists protested in Jerusalem this evening to demand the immediate release of the bodies of the 45 people killed in the stampede during Lag B’Omer celebrations at Mount Meron, according to Ynet news.

The protesters blocked roads and burned trash cans, and police were working to restore order.

The state forensic center says it has identified 42 of the victims and that 34 bodies have been released for burial.

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