What disaster took place in Jerusalem?

What caused the tragedy in Israel?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the incident “a terrible disaster”. The Magen David Adom rescue service said the tragedy was caused by a crush and overcrowding. A police official said the tragedy was centered on a slippery walkway, with a metal floor, where crowding was at a height.

What happened at Mount Meron?

At about 12:50 a.m. on April 30, 2021, hundreds of Israelis were trampled as they were leaving the mountain, having attended a Lag BaOmer celebration that drew an estimated 100,000 people in spite of a Covid 2019-related limit to 10,000. At least 45 people died in the disaster, with hundreds injured.

Is Jerusalem the highest point in Israel?

“The Khalil Mountains”)), is a mountain range in Israel and the West Bank where Jerusalem and several other biblical cities are located. The mountains reach a height of 1,026 metres (3,366 ft).

Judaean Mountains
View of the Judaean Hills near Jerusalem
Highest point
Peak Mount Halhul
Elevation 1,026 m (3,366 ft)
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