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Netanyahu Proclaims National Day of Mourning Over Lag b’Omer Tragedy – 内塔尼亚胡宣布:哀悼悲剧的国庆日

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I would like to declare Sunday as a day of national mourning. Let us all join in the grief of the families and pray for the wellbeing of the injured,” the Israeli prime minister stated.

By United with Israel Staff

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the site of the Mt. Meron disaster Friday, where he was briefed by Public Security Minister Amir Ohana, Israel Police Inspector General Kobi Shabtai and other officials.

Forty-five people died in the stampede Thursday night, where hundreds of thousands were celebrating the Jewish holiday of Lag b’Omer. Dozens more were injured, some critically.

“The Mt. Meron disaster is one of the worst disasters to hit the State of Israel. We grieve for the victims. Our hearts are with the families and with the wounded to whom we wish a full recovery,” the prime minister said.

“There were heartbreaking scenes here. People were crushed to death, including children. Many of the victims have still not been identified and I would like to avoid the dissemination of rumors on social media because this breaks the families’ hearts. Let the authorities work.

“I must also point out that there was quick rescue work here by the police, the rescue and security forces, and we are profoundly grateful to them; they prevented a far worse disaster.

“We will carry out a thorough, serious and in-depth investigation in order to ensure that such a disaster does not recur.

“I would like to declare Sunday as a day of national mourning. Let us all join in the grief of the families and pray for the wellbeing of the injured.”

President Rivlin: A Time ‘to Weep Together’

Meanwhile, the office of President Reuven Rivlin issued a call to anyone looking for lost relatives to be in touch with his office either by calling or on social media. “We will make every effort to find them, working with the relevant authorities,” the message said.

This is a terrible, painful day. A heartbreaking tragedy. Our prayers and thoughts are with those injured and with the families of those killed and missing in the awful tragedy at Har Meron last night,” Rivlin said.

“I send my heartfelt thanks to those working without a break since last night to rescue and give medical treatment. This is the time to embrace the families to help all those looking for their loved ones to take those injured to our hearts. To weep together.”

Outside the President’s Residence, a table has been placed with a memorial candle for each of the victims, which the president lit.



总理本杰明·内塔尼亚胡(Benjamin Netanyahu)参观了山峰遗址。周五发生梅龙灾难,公共安全部长阿米尔·奥哈纳(Amir Ohana),以色列警察监察长科比·沙布泰(Kobi Shabtai)和其他官员向他作了简报。

星期四晚上,四十五人死于踩踏事件,成千上万的人们在庆祝犹太节日Lag b’Omer。数十人受伤,有些人受伤。







同时,鲁汶·里夫林(Ruven Rivlin)总统办公室通过电话或社交媒体,向任何寻找失散亲人与他办公室保持联系的人发出电话。消息说:“我们将与有关当局合作,尽一切努力找到它们。”





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