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Senior police official: source of Meron tragedy lies in lack of regulation

The deputy commander of the police’s coastal district tells Channel 12 that the source of the failure that led to yesterday’s tragedy at Mount Meron is the lack of regulation over religious events.

According to Ofer Shomer, police are barred from such regulation at religious sites and events due to pushback from prominent ultra-Orthodox rabbis, some of whom reject the authority of the state.

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