Ukraine extends its condolences to Israel over the tragedy on Mount Meron

04.05.2021, 09:34
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed its condolences to Israel after the tragedy during the religious holiday on Mount Meron. The head of the Department Dmytro Kuleba published a statement on Twitter.

This is reported by the media outlet "Gordon".

"Terrible news come from Mount Meron, Israel. I am deeply saddened by the loss of life as a result of the tragic incident at a religious meeting. I worry with all my heart for the families of the victims. I wish a speedy recovery to the victims. Ukraine stands together Israel in this dark time," Kuleba wrote.

As RISU has reported, on April 29 in Israel on Mount Meron, there was a stampede and the collapse of the podium, as a result of which 44 people were killed and more than 150 were injured.

The religious holiday of Lag Ba-Omer on Mount Meron, where the grave of Rabbi Shimon Bar-Yohai is located, has become the most massive event in Israel since the lifting of quarantine restrictions. According to media reports, the event was attended by from 50 thousand to 100 thousand people, and about 5 thousand police officers were involved.

This incident turned out to be one of the worst peacetime tragedies in the modern history of Israel: the death toll is comparable to the number of victims as a result of the forest fire on Mount Carmel in 2010 – then 44 people were killed.

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