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Till very last minute, Health officials sought to limit number of Meron visitors

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate the lighting of a bonfire during celebrations of the Jewish holiday of Lag B'Omer on Mt. Meron in northern Israel on April 29, 2021. (David Cohen/Flash90)
Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate the lighting of a bonfire during celebrations of the Jewish holiday of Lag B'Omer on Mt. Meron in northern Israel on April 29, 2021. (David Cohen/Flash90)

Channel 12 reports that until the last minute health officials sought to impose a limit to the number of visitors to Mount Meron for Lag B’Omber celebrations due to coronavirus concerns.

The Health Ministry also hoped to condition entry to those with Green Passports.

However, a number of right-wing lawmakers pushed back against the idea, insisting that the majority-Haredi crowd be allowed to celebrate at Meron as they had in years past.

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