Why did the stampede on Israel's Mt. Meron happen? | DW News

30 אפר 2021
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In Israel, at least 44 people have been killed and around 150 others injured in a stampede at a religious gathering attended by tens of thousands.
It happened at Mount Meron in the northern part of the country - where ultra-Orthodox Jews were holding an all-night prayer and dance celebration.
Rapt in ecstatic song and dance, footage from social media shows the crowd at the annual Lag BaOmer celebration shortly before disaster struck.
At around one in the morning, eyewitnesses said they could feel a crush beginning to build.
Mayhem unfolded. Rescue teams rushed to the scene, ferrying the injured to ambulances.
Children separated from their parents were hoisted into the arms of emergency workers desperately trying to reunite them with their families.
Police closed off road access and the military was called in to assist efforts to clear the area.
Authorities say panic broke out on the steps in this narrow passageway after people slipped and fell - and those behind them stumbled. Many of the victims were either trampled or suffocated to death.
It was the first large-scale religious gathering to be held legally since Israel lifted most coronavirus restrictions. But despite their successful handling of the pandemic, health authorities had warned against holding an event of this size.
The Lag BaOmer religious festival is particularly popular with Israel's ultra-Orthodox community, which marks the anniversary of the death of Talmudic sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. Police report nearly 100,000 people attended the gathering, which they say is four to five times as many should have been in a location like this.

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  • The worst disaster was when those imposters showed up.

    estarteestarte2 שעות לפני
  • تحيا فلسطين

    HASSAN ALI ABASS IraqHASSAN ALI ABASS Iraq7 שעות לפני
  • I never like Israel and her people

    LuvLuv8 שעות לפני
  • This is what happens to Israel if they keep attacking innocents. Lol. I didn't even feel sad for Israel.

    HAKAN RÜZGARHAKAN RÜZGAR10 שעות לפני
  • Laailaaha illaalaa Muhammadur Rasulullah

    Zeeshan AzmatZeeshan Azmat15 שעות לפני
    • @Rakesh Kr Yes i know......

      Zeeshan AzmatZeeshan Azmat2 שעות לפני
    • Profit Mohammed died 👌👌👌

      Rakesh KrRakesh Kr2 שעות לפני
  • La illaha ilAllah Mohammadan RasulAllah.

    reem al jaberreem al jaber21 שעה לפני
  • This is why they have capacity limits in buildings.

    dcoog anmldcoog anml21 שעה לפני
  • Last month they killed their own, this month its Palistinians.

    MM22 שעות לפני
  • All praises to the one true god the God of the biblical Israelites that’s scattered unto the four corners of the earth.🙏🏿

    DEIDRE DUDLEYDEIDRE DUDLEYיום לפני
  • ;)

    Abdullah ShahAbdullah Shahיום לפני
  • Israel laknatullah..May Allah destroy Zionis Israel..

    AlgabronAlgabronיום לפני
    • God.

      dcoog anmldcoog anml21 שעה לפני
  • make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.

    yasio boloyasio boloיום לפני
  • End times are here. These are the days of Noah. People please repent and pray to Lord Jesus Christ for His divine protection and healing. God Bless you all. Peace of the Lord be with you.

    Utpala NanayakkaraUtpala Nanayakkaraיום לפני
  • 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Taufik WardianaTaufik Wardianaיום לפני
  • 10,000,045

    LaShartez Jones-blackLaShartez Jones-black2 ימים לפני
  • They terrorists killed hundreds of thousands of people including women’s and kids. They need to give to Palestine 🇵🇸 their land back or at least stop killing and taking away house Properties.

    muhammad osamamuhammad osama2 ימים לפני
  • Never follow the crowd! And absolutely never follow a crowd of religious people! AVOID RELIGIOUS PEOPLE!

    whiskey twhiskey t2 ימים לפני
  • Yalla fe 60 dahya, ewla3o fe gohanam el 7amra koloko ya rab

    bocoy noiubocoy noiu2 ימים לפני
    • lol

      Syrian AtheistSyrian Atheistיום לפני
  • Dead israel

    M RizkyM Rizky2 ימים לפני
  • So Allah take revenge of palastenian

    Sumbul KhanSumbul Khan2 ימים לפני
  • THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FOLLOW PAGANISIM , ... STOP reading and obeying babyalonian teachings.... READ THE REAL TORAH FOR YOU SELF PRAY FOR TRUTH OBEY WHAT was Given to moses! YESHUA IS MESSIAH !

    Stacy marieStacy marie2 ימים לפני
    • @bocoy noiu ... its very sad that you feel you haft to show your body to get attention ...

      Stacy marieStacy marie19 שעות לפני
    • Wow. That's terrifying.

      bocoy noiubocoy noiu2 ימים לפני
  • God.

    eioshen boboieioshen boboi2 ימים לפני
  • Israel police dog man

    news channel chandur bazar ab kalamnews channel chandur bazar ab kalam3 ימים לפני
  • Peace

    Elsie SchmaltzElsie Schmaltz3 ימים לפני
  • Jesus loves us.Jerimiah29: I 1

    Elsie SchmaltzElsie Schmaltz3 ימים לפני
  • Fantasy World of Religious Insanity. no limits to what can be said or done in a Fantasy. Judaism.

    Ring DaveRing Dave3 ימים לפני
    • @eioshen boboi just another excuse for Religious Insanity.

      Ring DaveRing Dave2 ימים לפני
    • It has to be in the moment.

      eioshen boboieioshen boboi2 ימים לפני
  • They all had it coming

    Garret JohnsonGarret Johnson3 ימים לפני
  • Allahs will

    abdullah45 123456abdullah45 1234563 ימים לפני
  • Very dark place without YAHSHÚA יאשוע.

    Paul AncaPaul Anca3 ימים לפני
  • They need to have someone let people out little by little through those narrow pathways in future=SAD & Tragic

    Have DreamsHave Dreams3 ימים לפני
  • Yah said vengeance is His he will repay they put his people the Hebrew Israelites out of his land

    Dessa WilliamsDessa Williams3 ימים לפני
  • Yah said vengeance is mine I will repay they dare to put his people The Hebrew Israelites out of his land.

    Dessa WilliamsDessa Williams3 ימים לפני
  • After Hong Kong experienced stampede, polices use the method of dividing groups to prevent too crowded.

    hung la Funghung la Fung3 ימים לפני
  • Wow. That's terrifying.

    Lucid DreamsLucid Dreams4 ימים לפני
  • this is a combination of overwhelming crowds but mainly because police mismanagement and blocking a critical exit

    Joe TereplJoe Terepl4 ימים לפני
  • The two reasons the emergency worker gave are complete rubbish. There is early indication that IT WAS IN FACT LAST MINUTE COVID PROTOCOLS, which INCLUDED SHEET METAL BARRIERS, surrounding the main bonfire area, that have NEVER BEEN PUT UP IN PAST YEARS, THAT ACTUALLY CAUSED CHOKE POINTS, AND CREATED THE HAZARDS and bottlenecks, WHICH CAUSED THIS TRAGEDY. This yarheitz has been held at this location for HUNDREDS OF YEARS, WITH CROWDS EASILY AS BIG AS THIS YEAR’S. 2019’s crowd (which was the last time this festival was held), was EVEN BIGGER than this year’s! But THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR THEY PUT UP THESE ADDITIONAL, POORLY PLANNED, “COVID BARRIERS”, and IT IS NOT A COINCIDENCE, that the FIRST TIME THEY PUT UP THE ADDITIONAL BARRIERS, which BLOCKED THE WELL ESTABLISHED ENTRY AMD EXIT POINTS out of the arena, IS ALSO THE FIRST TIME A TRAGEDY LIKE THIS HAS EVER HAPPENED at this Lag B’Omer celebration. There are MANY reports from attendees, AND VIDEOS, of police, and site-managers, STOPPING PEOPLE FROM ESCAPING THE BOTTLENECKS and over-crowding, once it started in that narrow passage way leading out from the main arena, by FORCING and holding the sheet metal “COVID barriers” back up, even when there were obviously distressed people, trying to escape from the other side - causing more panic, and CONTRIBUTING TO UNPRECEDENTED DEATH AND DESTRUCTION. It has nothing to do with the Shabbat being THE FOLLOWING NIGHT, they had nearly 18 HOURS TO GET READY FOR SHABBAT from the time this happened (plenty of time!), and it was NOT caused because of people being more worried about rushing home, than protecting themselves AND each other. THIS WAS POOR SITE MANAGEMENT BECAUSE OF NEW, NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE COVID PROTOCOLS - this site has SUCCESSFULLY HELD THESE NUMBERS, AND MORE IN THE RECENT PAST! But this will now be used as an excuse to restrict large religious gatherings, in the ‘Holy Land’ and elsewhere in the world - the government NEVER lets a crisis go to waste. And, being that the Police and government had a hand in causing this incident, with their poorly planned, post-COVID, site changes, to what WAS a well oiled machine in year’s past, that they will not complete an honest investigation, and even if they do, I doubt they will release the true cause, if it’s found to be, in large part, due to the government’s and Police’s actions/inaction. They already have their spin doctors doing damage control, to cover for them(selves). and this tragedy will be used to punish even more of the faith community, and stop us all from practicing our chosen faiths. G-d help us all.

    Chaos ElementalChaos Elemental4 ימים לפני
  • But the whole world is still suffering from Corona. It's not eradicated. Didn't they know that?

    Joe ChillJoe Chill4 ימים לפני
    • They're 70% vaccinated

      Michael ChernakMichael Chernak4 ימים לפני
  • I am very unhappy and sorry with what happened in Israel where 44 killed in the last Celebration. Philippines Love 💕💕💕 ISRAEL...God Bless everyone in Israel.

    Amazing RhodAmazing Rhod4 ימים לפני
  • Why are they allowed to have gatherings like this? India should be a lesson to everybody.

    KlmKlm4 ימים לפני
    • @Michael Chernak I live in malaysia and a lot of us r scared to take the vaccine. Unfortunately, the gov here bought some of the vaccines from china. So we just don't trust it. There have been cases of people dying or paralysis afterwards. 🥺

      KlmKlm4 ימים לפני
    • @Klm yes? They're all Pfizer, and israel now has less than 20 cases a day

      Michael ChernakMichael Chernak4 ימים לפני
    • @Michael Chernak are the vaccines reliable though?

      KlmKlm4 ימים לפני
    • They're 70% vaccinated

      Michael ChernakMichael Chernak4 ימים לפני
  • It has to be in the moment.

    Jiyon MinJiyon Min4 ימים לפני
  • Sad

    Natalie HesslerNatalie Hessler4 ימים לפני
  • This is the saddest story ever. People come to have a happy time, and the unexpected happens. A real tragedy! My heart ❤ goes out to all of you, all you wanted to do was praise God.

    dolores tatedolores tate4 ימים לפני
  • Repent to Jesus Christ! Are you a sinner? Saint Luke 5:32 KJV I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Saint Luke 13:3 KJV I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

    LN KJV onlyLN KJV only4 ימים לפני
    • But jesus is a prophet???

      anab Osmananab Osmanיום לפני
  • I heard that someone threw a dollar 💵 bill and they all went running for it , don't know if it was true but inquiring minds would like to know ! 💯🤔😬

    Ronald CoatesRonald Coates5 ימים לפני
  • HOLY HEAVENLY FATHER, I lift up before YOUR Thrown bowing down in worship crying Holy Holy is YOUR NAME, asking Before YOUR Majesty for all the injured people , i pray your Mercy on the Souls left the Earth, and YOUR Comfort to all the families, the one they lost their love ones, i pray in YOUR PRECIOUS HOLY NAME AMEN .

    Marie McDonaldMarie McDonald5 ימים לפני
    • Amen

      Rose KavulaniRose Kavulani4 ימים לפני
    • Amen

      Rose KavulaniRose Kavulani4 ימים לפני
    • Amen

      Chaos ElementalChaos Elemental4 ימים לפני
  • Its sad to hear the news of human deaths

    Mohamed EzekielMohamed Ezekiel5 ימים לפני
  • FREE PALESTINE

    Toby HumphreyToby Humphrey5 ימים לפני
  • No mercy for the merciless 🙏🏽🙏🏽

    Octavius NealOctavius Neal5 ימים לפני
  • Only calamities until due time for you heathens

    Octavius NealOctavius Neal5 ימים לפני
  • 😂😂😂😂😂

    Octavius NealOctavius Neal5 ימים לפני
  • It looks like the fatalities were only among men and the women's separate celebration went unscathed. Well don't have to comment further there.

    melbround1melbround15 ימים לפני
    • 😱

      asioe kiouasioe kiou5 ימים לפני
  • You think this is their only problem? How many do you see wearing masks, self distancing and protecting themselves from the dangers of COVID. Now in two weeks or so when they are screaming COVID, they will be asking for the world's reserves of medicine, oxygen, food, money and help....just like India. Fools game, nothing more.

    melbround1melbround15 ימים לפני
    • But... They're all vaccinated. Maybe you should do some research before criticizing

      Michael ChernakMichael Chernak4 ימים לפני
    • They did not keep a social distance, lol

      asioe kiouasioe kiou5 ימים לפני
  • very good newz

    Usman QadriUsman Qadri5 ימים לפני
  • great

    Usman QadriUsman Qadri5 ימים לפני
  • why did the police close off one if the main exits!!!! no-one is talking about it!!!!

    Judith Magert MoskovitsJudith Magert Moskovits6 ימים לפני
  • It’s dangerous for any group of people to cram into a small area then have just a small corridor to exit from. It’s dangerous due to safety concerns. A celebration that many people can predict yearly raises alarms. If an event is predictable then anyone with ill intent has time to plan. Better judgement may be prudent in this case.

    Iris EssexIris Essex6 ימים לפני
    • WHY WERE THEY SOOOOO MUCH IN RUSH TO LEAVE??

      Laura FulopLaura Fulop4 ימים לפני
  • 👍

    A.K.AA.K.A6 ימים לפני
  • And they began to quarrel and fight amongst themselves. "Harbinger indeed".

    Yahweh's First Fruits (Creme de la Creme)Yahweh's First Fruits (Creme de la Creme)6 ימים לפני
  • No proper exit orgsnisef. Msy be they should have left i7n three rows line with police supervision.sad tragedy. India is also under going a tradegy of sorts with the 2nd wave of covid 19. Everyone needs comfort.

    Starburst SolarisStarburst Solaris6 ימים לפני
  • Svet je ne právny za vojenské zločiny nikto ne súdený

    Pacaj AlbertPacaj Albert6 ימים לפני
  • Judgment is coming repent! The Reign of Yahuah is coming📯

    Yahusha is comingYahusha is coming6 ימים לפני
  • “Be careful” ...you should say who allowed 100,000 people instead of 30,000

    patsematarypatsematary6 ימים לפני
  • How cum no corona that’s like 9/11

    Tahir BashirTahir Bashir6 ימים לפני
  • sad about those deceased. karma speaks louder than anything else.

    Drak MangerDrak Manger6 ימים לפני
  • They did not keep a social distance, lol

    Nero LowellNero Lowell6 ימים לפני
  • 😱

    Ethiopia BelainehEthiopia Belaineh6 ימים לפני
  • Religion itself will not be blamed.

    oldline90oldline906 ימים לפני
  • My heartfelt condolences to those families that lost love ones

    asioe kiouasioe kiou6 ימים לפני
  • hahahahahahaha

    Matko GrakalicMatko Grakalic6 ימים לפני
  • Such a horrible tragedy, so sorry for the lives that were lost.

    dbcruserdbcruser6 ימים לפני
  • So are they like sacrificing each other or what? What’s going on here?

    Devontay RidleyDevontay Ridley6 ימים לפני
  • Jesus Christ asked to seek the Kingdom of God first.

    Sathiadhas PonnianSathiadhas Ponnian6 ימים לפני
    • The Almighty God of Abraham lsaac and Jacob He is not a GOD of confusion and madness

      asioe kiouasioe kiou6 ימים לפני
  • Is this gathering is Bibiligal or something else God never asked forefathers to do

    Sathiadhas PonnianSathiadhas Ponnian6 ימים לפני
  • Same thing happened in Shanghai at the Bund on New Year’s Eve in 2014. I actually arrived there before it happened but went into a nearby bar with some Italian friends. On my way out I saw a lot of police were on the scene to guide the crowds leaving in orderly manner. At the time I had no clue what happened. And I watched as medical personnel were giving emergency aid to people on the ground with a circle of police to hold the perimeter around them. Later I learned that 36 people died that night... Ever since that incident, every new year eve celebration had tons of police presence there for crowd control. I’d avoid such crowded places from now on.

    Vash StampedeVash Stampede6 ימים לפני
    • My husband wanted to go there. I told him no way ! Can't stand crowded places.

      asioe kiouasioe kiou3 ימים לפני
  • Love how the cop leaves out all the added barriers for covid reasons that pushed people together more than any other year

    First Name Last NameFirst Name Last Name6 ימים לפני
  • What were the organizers thinking ? They received a safety report 8 days before saying that UP TO 9000 four exits were necessary. They knew it would be enormous and there were 100,000 with one exit ? A recipe for disaster and insanity..They repeatedly refuse to accept secular authority and this is what happens.

    Patricia PalmerPatricia Palmer6 ימים לפני
  • It is the start

    Bilal Ahmad KhanBilal Ahmad Khan6 ימים לפני
  • THIS IS WHAT PEOPLE DO NOT UNDERSTAND ...RELIGIOUS IS A SPIRITE IN YOUR HEART , YOUR MIND AND YOUR SOUL !!!!! YOU DO NOT NEED TO PREACH OR PRACTICING ! ANY PLACE, ANYWHERE , YOU CAN PRAY AND BE PEACE AT MIND ....CAN YOU ALL UNDERSTAND THAT ????

    DIVA MUSIKDIVA MUSIK6 ימים לפני
  • OMGEE THIS IS 2ND INDIA COVID COMING .....THIS IS 2021...HAVE THEY LEARN ANYTHING FR INDIA??? THIS IS A COMPLETELY IGNORANCE !

    DIVA MUSIKDIVA MUSIK6 ימים לפני
  • "God will save us..."

    Tomas BodlingTomas Bodling6 ימים לפני
  • 45 had died. Each life matters!

    Yehudit Bracha Bachmann BenChajimYehudit Bracha Bachmann BenChajim7 ימים לפני
    • No they don't.

      Kevin KirbyKevin Kirby6 ימים לפני
  • Fanatics religious drives people to this ...

    BCN IDIOMASBCN IDIOMAS7 ימים לפני
  • Please any one tell me if Israel is safe these days of covid. Is it ok with such large number of gathering?

    Harrum KhanHarrum Khan7 ימים לפני
  • The Almighty God of Abraham lsaac and Jacob He is not a GOD of confusion and madness

    Trust NgwenyaTrust Ngwenya7 ימים לפני
    • If the crowd dont kill em covid will

      nieooj gotoynieooj gotoy6 ימים לפני
  • The huge gatherings of irrational religious fanatics always invite major accidents. So this is not unexpected.

    RooibosRooibos7 ימים לפני
    • kind of a ironic situation that an event where they went to worship and celebrate god is also the event where they ended up dead or injured

      nieooj gotoynieooj gotoy6 ימים לפני
  • "wooden doors" 🚪🚪🚪🚪🚪🚪

    in_montreal streetviewin_montreal streetview7 ימים לפני
  • Where is corona virus🤔🤔??

    Unique OneUnique One7 ימים לפני
  • Children killers punished by God

    Adam HunterAdam Hunter7 ימים לפני
  • Is this a concert or a religious gathering??? What happens to the children of Israel, they just never learn from their history 😕

    Daisy KDaisy K7 ימים לפני
  • When they kill innocent palestinians they dont realize the pain but now they will realize very well

    Flying BirdsFlying Birds7 ימים לפני
  • Just another sacrifice...

    Mystic PacMystic Pac7 ימים לפני
  • In February 2021 HOLY SPIRIT spoke to me: “DON'T TAKE THE VACCINE! IT'S A DECEPTION SAME WAY IT WAS WITH EVE AND ADAM AS THEY WERE DECEIVED BY SERPENT. IT'S THE SPIRIT OF DECEPTION, AND NOT THE SPIRIT OF PRIDE.”

    Ephraim LawrenceEphraim Lawrence7 ימים לפני
  • Because ... God's a Champ!

    James SchneiderJames Schneider7 ימים לפני
  • 😳

    FACS TVFACS TV7 ימים לפני
  • and people tell me to believe in the goods of people...

    AK 47AK 477 ימים לפני
  • Title: "Why did the stampede happened?" Me: "Stupidity"

    yowyow7 ימים לפני
  • 😢!!!!

    Jude PastorJude Pastor7 ימים לפני
  • This proves that vaccination doesn't make you intelligent

    Ma SucahMa Sucah7 ימים לפני
  • kind of a ironic situation that an event where they went to worship and celebrate god is also the event where they ended up dead or injured

    Glyph SuritosGlyph Suritos7 ימים לפני
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