Israel observes day of mourning for festival dead

2022-04-05
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Israel has observed a day of mourning for 45 people crushed to death at a Jewish religious festival, with flags lowered to half-staff and questions raised about accountability for one of the country’s worst civilian disastersThe nurse manager a.

In accordance with Jewish tradition, funerals were held with as little delay as possibles claims, internal ministry emails obtained b. More than 20 of the victims of Friday’s disaster on Mount Meron were buried overnight after official identification was completed.

Witnesses described a stampede and a pyramid of bodies, including several children, in a slippery metal-floored passageway at the annual pilgrimage of ultra-Orthodox faithful to the tomb of a second-century Jewish mystic, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, in northern Israel.

“We’re all heartbroken, saddeneds Chief Medical Officer of Health, shattered into a million pieces. There are no words to describe the feeling of the entire country,” Rabbi Velvel Brevda, 66, said on Sunday on Mount Meron, where prayer vigils were being held.

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