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

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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  1. Spartacus

    Spartacus

    17 שעות לפני

    Symbolic ...

  2. Jiyon Min

    Jiyon Min

    יום לפני

    Mt MerMin

  3. Jiyon Min

    Jiyon Min

    יום לפני

    MtMerminWHY?

  4. Ocean Dream

    Ocean Dream

    יום לפני

    did they find thier hats .. 🤔

  5. Life Views

    Life Views

    יום לפני

    Can't believe people would go to uncontrolled gatherings like this -- where one wrong move can lead to a stampede and death. If you have to exit in a river of people -- chances are, things will go wrong.

  6. minimalist1807

    minimalist1807

    2 ימים לפני

    cult is cult..learn about cult and culture of one nation or race....aame as Christianity or other....a good game

  7. Iman Islam

    Iman Islam

    2 ימים לפני

    Hahaha you desperately try to unit these children with their parents while snatching the palestinian child from their parent's arms. SHAME. May you Allah burn in this world and the other.

  8. Piksi Belle

    Piksi Belle

    3 ימים לפני

    No covid in israel then ?

  9. Gia Carangi

    Gia Carangi

    4 ימים לפני

    God is with Israel 🇮🇱 it is written in scrolls HAMAS must be stopped

  10. Gia Carangi

    Gia Carangi

    4 ימים לפני

    Oh no Israel 🇮🇱 I love coming there shalom PM BB ILL BE THERE SOON LOVE GIA 🇺🇸❤️🇮🇱🙏🏻

  11. Dhanica Joy Aguipo

    Dhanica Joy Aguipo

    4 ימים לפני

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  12. Mister Imran

    Mister Imran

    4 ימים לפני

    Basterd israel

  13. Mister Imran

    Mister Imran

    4 ימים לפני

    Basterd israel

  14. bee-my.world Redaktion

    bee-my.world Redaktion

    4 ימים לפני

    Blind religious egotistical and their are just see themselves. This is the power of blind believer. Sorry God, for the blind believers

  15. Devrieux Robert

    Devrieux Robert

    5 ימים לפני

    Laisser les palestiniens vivre en Paix !!!!!! Vous les journalistes vous faites passer les juifs pour des victimes, alors que c'est faux.

  16. Aviyah Diaz

    Aviyah Diaz

    5 ימים לפני

    That's what my mommy told me too

  17. Rekib Bora

    Rekib Bora

    6 ימים לפני

    It's not religious beliefs, it's just for enjoying.

  18. Traiano Welcome

    Traiano Welcome

    6 ימים לפני

    Somebody drop a shekel?

  19. Cushite Revenge

    Cushite Revenge

    6 ימים לפני

    Simple laws of physics at least on planet Earth, two or more physically solid objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time. RIP to the victims

  20. Cushite Revenge

    Cushite Revenge

    6 ימים לפני

    Nutty " religious " fanatics, nothing but craziness.

  21. Daniyal Ahmed

    Daniyal Ahmed

    6 ימים לפני

    Why do isra,el ki||s Mu$lim in masj!d aqsa?

  22. Blue sky

    Blue sky

    6 ימים לפני

    BEAUTIFUL! LOVE IT!

  23. Techno Bird

    Techno Bird

    6 ימים לפני

    Holocaust

  24. s h a d ø w b a n n e d

    s h a d ø w b a n n e d

    6 ימים לפני

    God knows right from wrong. Israel is deeply wrong.

  25. s h a d ø w b a n n e d

    s h a d ø w b a n n e d

    6 ימים לפני

    So this is why they're angry. God doesn't agree with them. God knows.

  26. Khir Fazli

    Khir Fazli

    6 ימים לפני

    All I see is rubbish & plastic bottles.

  27. Shafqat Bhatti pakistan

    Shafqat Bhatti pakistan

    6 ימים לפני

    Isreal is illegal occupation of Palestine County they have no legally rights to occupatid the Palestinian Territory according to the UN resolutions

    • Trowa71

      Trowa71

      3 ימים לפני

      It's a shame we keep giving them so many weapons. We need Gaza to test policing methods.

  28. Anneke S

    Anneke S

    6 ימים לפני

    Hey @DW News You should saw from both side, so world can know who is the real terrorists

  29. DoNNa DoNNa

    DoNNa DoNNa

    6 ימים לפני

    I’m not sad for them because they just killed 9 children with no reasons

  30. Mohammad Nasir Habib

    Mohammad Nasir Habib

    7 ימים לפני

    I wish it would have been more than 44 or may be uncountable 😆

    • Mr.Waffle

      Mr.Waffle

      5 ימים לפני

      You defend palastine but wish for the genocide of another religion. You will be punished for thinking like that.

  31. Patricia Barron

    Patricia Barron

    7 ימים לפני

    Very sad. But they were well warned. They are unfortunately , a law unto themselves.

    • asioe kiou

      asioe kiou

      6 ימים לפני

      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 w

  32. estarte

    estarte

    7 ימים לפני

    The worst disaster was when those imposters showed up.

  33. HASSAN ALI ABASS Iraq

    HASSAN ALI ABASS Iraq

    7 ימים לפני

    تحيا فلسطين

  34. Luv

    Luv

    7 ימים לפני

    I never like Israel and her people

  35. HAKAN RÜZGAR

    HAKAN RÜZGAR

    7 ימים לפני

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

  36. Zeeshan Azmat

    Zeeshan Azmat

    7 ימים לפני

    Laailaaha illaalaa Muhammadur Rasulullah

    • Fusus alHikam

      Fusus alHikam

      7 ימים לפני

      @Rakesh Kr many are dying as well in India..

    • Zeeshan Azmat

      Zeeshan Azmat

      7 ימים לפני

      @Rakesh Kr Yes i know......

    • Rakesh Kr

      Rakesh Kr

      7 ימים לפני

      Profit Mohammed died 👌👌👌

  37. reem al jaber

    reem al jaber

    7 ימים לפני

    La illaha ilAllah Mohammadan RasulAllah.

  38. dcoog anml

    dcoog anml

    7 ימים לפני

    This is why they have capacity limits in buildings.

  39. M

    M

    8 ימים לפני

    Last month they killed their own, this month its Palistinians.

  40. DEIDRE DUDLEY

    DEIDRE DUDLEY

    8 ימים לפני

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

    • Fusus alHikam

      Fusus alHikam

      7 ימים לפני

      Are you Hebrew Israelite ??

  41. Abdullah Shah

    Abdullah Shah

    8 ימים לפני

    ;)

  42. Algabron

    Algabron

    8 ימים לפני

    Israel laknatullah..May Allah destroy Zionis Israel..

    • dcoog anml

      dcoog anml

      7 ימים לפני

      God.

  43. yasio bolo

    yasio bolo

    8 ימים לפני

    make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.

  44. Utpala Nanayakkara

    Utpala Nanayakkara

    8 ימים 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.

  45. Taufik Wardiana

    Taufik Wardiana

    9 ימים לפני

    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  46. LaShartez Jones-black

    LaShartez Jones-black

    9 ימים לפני

    10,000,045

    • asioe kiou

      asioe kiou

      6 ימים לפני

      every new year eve celebration had tons of police presence there for crowd control. I’d avoid such crowded places from now on.

  47. muhammad osama

    muhammad osama

    9 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.

  48. whiskey t

    whiskey t

    9 ימים לפני

    Never follow the crowd! And absolutely never follow a crowd of religious people! AVOID RELIGIOUS PEOPLE!

  49. bocoy noiu

    bocoy noiu

    9 ימים לפני

    Yalla fe 60 dahya, ewla3o fe gohanam el 7amra koloko ya rab

    • Syrian Atheist

      Syrian Atheist

      8 ימים לפני

      lol

  50. M Rizky

    M Rizky

    9 ימים לפני

    Dead israel

  51. Sumbul Khan

    Sumbul Khan

    9 ימים לפני

    So Allah take revenge of palastenian

  52. Stacy marie

    Stacy marie

    9 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 marie

      Stacy marie

      7 ימים לפני

      @bocoy noiu ... its very sad that you feel you haft to show your body to get attention ...

    • bocoy noiu

      bocoy noiu

      9 ימים לפני

      Wow. That's terrifying.

  53. eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboi

    9 ימים לפני

    God.

  54. news channel chandur bazar ab kalam

    news channel chandur bazar ab kalam

    10 ימים לפני

    Israel police dog man

  55. Elsie Schmaltz

    Elsie Schmaltz

    10 ימים לפני

    Peace

  56. Elsie Schmaltz

    Elsie Schmaltz

    10 ימים לפני

    Jesus loves us.Jerimiah29: I 1

  57. Ring Dave

    Ring Dave

    10 ימים לפני

    Fantasy World of Religious Insanity. no limits to what can be said or done in a Fantasy. Judaism.

    • Ring Dave

      Ring Dave

      9 ימים לפני

      @eioshen boboi just another excuse for Religious Insanity.

    • eioshen boboi

      eioshen boboi

      9 ימים לפני

      It has to be in the moment.

  58. Garret Johnson

    Garret Johnson

    10 ימים לפני

    They all had it coming

  59. abdullah45 123456

    abdullah45 123456

    10 ימים לפני

    Allahs will

  60. Paul Anca

    Paul Anca

    10 ימים לפני

    Very dark place without YAHSHÚA יאשוע.

  61. Have Dreams

    Have Dreams

    10 ימים לפני

    They need to have someone let people out little by little through those narrow pathways in future=SAD & Tragic

  62. Dessa Williams

    Dessa Williams

    10 ימים לפני

    Yah said vengeance is His he will repay they put his people the Hebrew Israelites out of his land

  63. Dessa Williams

    Dessa Williams

    10 ימים לפני

    Yah said vengeance is mine I will repay they dare to put his people The Hebrew Israelites out of his land.

  64. hung la Fung

    hung la Fung

    11 ימים לפני

    After Hong Kong experienced stampede, polices use the method of dividing groups to prevent too crowded.

  65. Lucid Dreams

    Lucid Dreams

    11 ימים לפני

    Wow. That's terrifying.

  66. Joe Terepl

    Joe Terepl

    11 ימים לפני

    this is a combination of overwhelming crowds but mainly because police mismanagement and blocking a critical exit

  67. Chaos Elemental

    Chaos Elemental

    11 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.

  68. Joe Chill

    Joe Chill

    11 ימים לפני

    But the whole world is still suffering from Corona. It's not eradicated. Didn't they know that?

    • Michael Chernak

      Michael Chernak

      11 ימים לפני

      They're 70% vaccinated

  69. Amazing Rhod

    Amazing Rhod

    11 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.

  70. Klm

    Klm

    11 ימים לפני

    Why are they allowed to have gatherings like this? India should be a lesson to everybody.

    • Klm

      Klm

      11 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. 🥺

    • Michael Chernak

      Michael Chernak

      11 ימים לפני

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

    • Klm

      Klm

      11 ימים לפני

      @Michael Chernak are the vaccines reliable though?

    • Michael Chernak

      Michael Chernak

      11 ימים לפני

      They're 70% vaccinated

  71. Jiyon Min

    Jiyon Min

    11 ימים לפני

    It has to be in the moment.

  72. Natalie Hessler

    Natalie Hessler

    11 ימים לפני

    Sad

  73. dolores tate

    dolores tate

    11 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.

  74. LN KJV only

    LN KJV only

    12 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.

    • anab Osman

      anab Osman

      9 ימים לפני

      But jesus is a prophet???

  75. Ronald Coates

    Ronald Coates

    12 ימים 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 ! 💯🤔😬

  76. Marie McDonald

    Marie McDonald

    12 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 .

    • Rose Kavulani

      Rose Kavulani

      11 ימים לפני

      Amen

    • Rose Kavulani

      Rose Kavulani

      11 ימים לפני

      Amen

    • Chaos Elemental

      Chaos Elemental

      11 ימים לפני

      Amen

  77. Mohamed Ezekiel

    Mohamed Ezekiel

    12 ימים לפני

    Its sad to hear the news of human deaths

  78. Toby Humphrey

    Toby Humphrey

    12 ימים לפני

    FREE PALESTINE

  79. Octavius Neal

    Octavius Neal

    12 ימים לפני

    No mercy for the merciless 🙏🏽🙏🏽

  80. Octavius Neal

    Octavius Neal

    12 ימים לפני

    Only calamities until due time for you heathens

  81. Octavius Neal

    Octavius Neal

    12 ימים לפני

    😂😂😂😂😂

  82. melbround1

    melbround1

    12 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.

    • asioe kiou

      asioe kiou

      12 ימים לפני

      😱

  83. melbround1

    melbround1

    12 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.

    • Michael Chernak

      Michael Chernak

      11 ימים לפני

      But... They're all vaccinated. Maybe you should do some research before criticizing

    • asioe kiou

      asioe kiou

      12 ימים לפני

      They did not keep a social distance, lol

  84. Usman Qadri

    Usman Qadri

    12 ימים לפני

    very good newz

  85. Usman Qadri

    Usman Qadri

    12 ימים לפני

    great

  86. Judith Magert Moskovits

    Judith Magert Moskovits

    13 ימים לפני

    why did the police close off one if the main exits!!!! no-one is talking about it!!!!

  87. Iris Essex

    Iris Essex

    13 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.

    • Laura Fulop

      Laura Fulop

      11 ימים לפני

      WHY WERE THEY SOOOOO MUCH IN RUSH TO LEAVE??

  88. A.K.A

    A.K.A

    13 ימים לפני

    👍

  89. Yahweh's First Fruits (Creme de la Creme)

    Yahweh's First Fruits (Creme de la Creme)

    13 ימים לפני

    And they began to quarrel and fight amongst themselves. "Harbinger indeed".

  90. Starburst Solaris

    Starburst Solaris

    13 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.

  91. Pacaj Albert

    Pacaj Albert

    13 ימים לפני

    Svet je ne právny za vojenské zločiny nikto ne súdený

  92. Yahusha is coming

    Yahusha is coming

    13 ימים לפני

    Judgment is coming repent! The Reign of Yahuah is coming📯

  93. patsematary

    patsematary

    13 ימים לפני

    “Be careful” ...you should say who allowed 100,000 people instead of 30,000

  94. Tahir Bashir

    Tahir Bashir

    13 ימים לפני

    How cum no corona that’s like 9/11

  95. Drak Manger

    Drak Manger

    13 ימים לפני

    sad about those deceased. karma speaks louder than anything else.

  96. Nero Lowell

    Nero Lowell

    13 ימים לפני

    They did not keep a social distance, lol

  97. Ethiopia Belaineh

    Ethiopia Belaineh

    13 ימים לפני

    😱

  98. oldline90

    oldline90

    13 ימים לפני

    Religion itself will not be blamed.

  99. asioe kiou

    asioe kiou

    13 ימים לפני

    My heartfelt condolences to those families that lost love ones

  100. Matko Grakalic

    Matko Grakalic

    13 ימים לפני

    hahahahahahaha

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