Netanyahu said expected to oppose state commission of inquiry into Meron disaster

Prime Minister Netanyahu is expected to oppose the formation of state commission of inquiry into the disaster at Mount Meron, according to Channel 12 news, which says those around premier don’t see any interest in establishing such a committee, fearing its political consequences.

On the other hand, the network says Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid are expected to call for an independent investigatory panel that will include all relevant elements and not only a governmental investigation.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Internal Security Minister Amir Ohana (R) visit the site of an overnight fatal stampede during an ultra-Orthodox religious gathering at Mt. Meron in northern Israel, on April 30, 2021. (Ronen ZVULUN / POOL / AFP)
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