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Israeli state watchdog to analyze non secular competition stampede
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Monday, Might 03, 2021, 17:39
By Newpaper24

A projection of an Israeli flag flying earlier than lit candles is displayed on the previous metropolis partitions of Jerusalem on Might 2, 2021, as Israel declares a nationwide day of mourning for victims of a stampede through the Lag BaOmer vacation at Mount Meron. (AHMAD GHARABLI / Newpaper24)

JERUSALEM – Israel’s authorities watchdog mentioned on Monday it might open an investigation into the deaths of 45 people crushed in a stampede at a Jewish non secular competition final week.

State Comptroller Matanyahu Englman mentioned his workplace, which audits the federal government, would look into the circumstances surrounding the occasion at Mount Meron within the Galilee area.

“I want to announce at this time that I intend to open a particular audit that may examine the circumstances that led to this tragedy,” he mentioned in a televised announcement.

Israel noticed a day of mourning on Sunday after one in every of its worst civilian disasters.

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The comptroller’s workplace had a number of years in the past labelled as hazardous the Mount Meron compound in northern Israel the place the competition came about in a single day final week between Thursday and Friday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised an investigation after the deaths.

His presidential mandate to kind a brand new authorities, after an inconclusive March 23 election, expires on Wednesday. Public calls to find out accountability for the incident look prone to be a difficulty for any incoming administration.

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