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).
|View of the Judaean Hills near Jerusalem|
|Elevation||1,026 m (3,366 ft)|