Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu donates blood after emergency services earlier in the day pleaded for supplies in the wake of the Meron disaster.
“Thank you to many of the citizens of Israel who donated blood today,” the prime minister tweets. “In the moments that test us, our people unite as we see today.
“I will do everything, and the Israeli government will do everything, to help the families of those who died. We will help you recover in any way we can!” the prime minister says.
Hundreds of people lined up to donate blood around the country, with some waiting in line for hours in Tel Aviv. Additionally, residents of Arab towns surrounding Meron opened their homes to rescuers and evacuees.