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Police investigating desecration of Meron disaster memorial

Police open an investigation after a memorial to victims of the deadly crush at Mount Meron was vandalized.

Video of the incident shows several ultra-Orthodox men at the holy site in northern Israel walking up to posters bearing photos of the 45 people trampled to death during Lag B’Omer festivities on April 30.

The suspects can then been seen tearing down the posters and trampling on them.

A group representing the victims’ families filed a police complaint over the vandalism and police say they are working to track down the suspects.

 

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