Netanyahu arrives in Meron after deadly stampede

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived at Mount Meron following the deadly Lag B’Omer stampede.

He is touring the site of one of Israel’s worst peacetime disasters with Public Security Minister Amir Ohana and police.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens to Public Security Minister Amir Ohana at the scene of the Mt Meron tragedy, hours after dozens of people were killed in a stampede at the site, which was packed with Lag B’Omer pilgrims, April 30, 2021 (Channel 12 screenshot)

Hebrew media reports say some of the worshipers who remain at the site are heckling the prime minister and chanting slogans against him. Channel 12 broadcasts a clip in which one voice apparently denounces him as a “Nazi.”

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