US Secretary of State Antony Blinken offers Israel condolences over the Meron disaster.
“We are deeply saddened to hear of the tragedy that occurred at Mt. Meron in Israel. We mourn the lives lost, extend our deepest condolences to the families, and pray for the injured to recover quickly,” he tweets.
The US Embassy adds it is working with local authorities to verify reports that US citizens are among the injured and dead.
“Our consular section stands ready to provide all possible support to any affected US citizens and their family members,” it says.