The leaders of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress express deep condolences to the families of the victims of the tragedy that happened yesterday during the traditional celebration of Lag BaOmer at the grave of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai on Mount Meron in Israel.
The media reported that the large crowd caused a stampede, killing dozens and injuring hundreds. The exact figures have not yet been released.
Our thoughts and prayers today are with everyone who has lost loved ones. May G-d send them consolation. We also pray for the speedy recovery of the other victims.