Police minister calls for independent probe of Meron disaster

Public Security Minister Amir Ohana, who oversees the Israel Police, calls for an independent investigation of the Mount Meron stampede.

“A terrible disaster occurred last night. It is clear that an independent… investigation will be needed for all aspects related to the planning of the event, preparations, responsibilities, infrastructure, etc.,” says Ohana at Meron.

Police have launched an investigation and a Justice Ministry unit is probing possible police culpability in the deadly affair.

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