The commission of inquiry set a deadline of about six weeks for its work, which will be held in close cooperation with Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, who ordered a criminal investigation into the deadly stampede.
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“The establishment of a state commission of inquiry is a moral debt to the Israeli public,” says Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz.
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Organized under the auspices of a volunteer organization called “Imahot L’Maan Imahot” (“Mothers Supporting Mothers”), the gathering took place at the Dan Family Aish World Center near the Western Wall in the Old City, almost exactly one month after the tragedy at Mount Meron.
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Families who lost loved ones could be allocated up to 130,000 per casualty; in a letter to Knesset Finance Committee head, NII director cites the Versailles wedding venue accident as precedent.
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The bill to pass an official commission of inquiry into Israel’s worst-ever civil disaster passed by a vote of 19-13, after a walkout by MKs associated with the Likud bloc.
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Israel was shaken to the core at the end of April when an overcrowded exit ramp at a Lag b’Omer celebration on Mount Meron in the country’s north became a death trap, after people lost their footing, tumbling on top of one another, resulting in the deaths of 45 people, including Yossi Kohn, a yeshiva student from a Cleveland suburb. It was the worst civilian disaster in Israel’s history.
Fending off criticism over the deadly Meron stampede on April 30, Amir Ohana insists that responsibility and guilt are two separate things.
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“Each one of you is working in their unique field to strengthen the links and to create a larger common denominator for us all,” says Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to this year’s award winners.
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(JTA) — Israel’s state comptroller has launched an inquiry into the stampede at Mount Meron on Lag b’Omer that killed 45 celebrants, citing pr…