Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, admitted the stampede in Galilee to be among the “most terrible disasters” in the history of Israel.
Israeli medics said that dozens were killed in a stampede on the highest bridge during a religious ceremony in Israel, which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described as a major disaster, while Israeli media reported that the death toll had risen to 44, in addition to the presence of 150 injured.
Tens of thousands of Jews gathered at the tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yoḥai for annual celebrations that include prayers all night.
The MDA said in a statement on Twitter that the tragedy that occurred during the participation of tens of thousands of Jews in the annual pilgrimage trip to the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohai on Mount Meron resulted in “dozens of deaths,” noting that its crews “are struggling to save the lives of dozens of wounded,” It will not give in until the last victim is evacuated. “