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. reem al jaber

    reem al jaber4 שעות לפני

    La illaha ilAllah Mohammadan RasulAllah.

  2. dcoog anml

    dcoog anml4 שעות לפני

    This is why they have capacity limits in buildings.

  3. M

    M5 שעות לפני

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

  4. DEIDRE DUDLEY

    DEIDRE DUDLEY13 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.🙏🏿

  5. Abdullah Shah

    Abdullah Shah14 שעות לפני

    ;)

  6. Algabron

    Algabron14 שעות לפני

    Israel laknatullah..May Allah destroy Zionis Israel..

  7. dcoog anml

    dcoog anml4 שעות לפני

    God.

  8. yasio bolo

    yasio bolo19 שעות לפני

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

  9. Utpala Nanayakkara

    Utpala Nanayakkara20 שעות 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.

  10. Taufik Wardiana

    Taufik Wardianaיום לפני

    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  11. LaShartez Jones-black

    LaShartez Jones-blackיום לפני

    10,000,045

  12. muhammad osama

    muhammad osamaיום 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.

  13. whiskey t

    whiskey tיום לפני

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

  14. bocoy noiu

    bocoy noiuיום לפני

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

  15. Syrian Atheist

    Syrian Atheist14 שעות לפני

    lol

  16. M Rizky

    M Rizkyיום לפני

    Dead israel

  17. Sumbul Khan

    Sumbul Khanיום לפני

    So Allah take revenge of palastenian

  18. Stacy marie

    Stacy marieיום 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 !

  19. Stacy marie

    Stacy marie2 שעות לפני

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

  20. bocoy noiu

    bocoy noiuיום לפני

    Wow. That's terrifying.

  21. eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboiיום לפני

    God.

  22. news channel chandur bazar ab kalam

    news channel chandur bazar ab kalam2 ימים לפני

    Israel police dog man

  23. Elsie Schmaltz

    Elsie Schmaltz2 ימים לפני

    Peace

  24. Elsie Schmaltz

    Elsie Schmaltz2 ימים לפני

    Jesus loves us.Jerimiah29: I 1

  25. Ring Dave

    Ring Dave2 ימים לפני

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

  26. Ring Dave

    Ring Daveיום לפני

    @eioshen boboi just another excuse for Religious Insanity.

  27. eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboiיום לפני

    It has to be in the moment.

  28. Garret Johnson

    Garret Johnson2 ימים לפני

    They all had it coming

  29. abdullah45 123456

    abdullah45 1234562 ימים לפני

    Allahs will

  30. Paul Anca

    Paul Anca2 ימים לפני

    Very dark place without YAHSHÚA יאשוע.

  31. Have Dreams

    Have Dreams3 ימים לפני

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

  32. Dessa Williams

    Dessa Williams3 ימים לפני

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

  33. Dessa Williams

    Dessa Williams3 ימים לפני

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

  34. hung la Fung

    hung la Fung3 ימים לפני

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

  35. Lucid Dreams

    Lucid Dreams3 ימים לפני

    Wow. That's terrifying.

  36. Joe Terepl

    Joe Terepl3 ימים לפני

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

  37. Chaos Elemental

    Chaos Elemental3 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.

  38. Joe Chill

    Joe Chill3 ימים לפני

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

  39. Michael Chernak

    Michael Chernak3 ימים לפני

    They're 70% vaccinated

  40. Amazing Rhod

    Amazing Rhod3 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.

  41. Klm

    Klm4 ימים לפני

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

  42. Klm

    Klm3 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. 🥺

  43. Michael Chernak

    Michael Chernak3 ימים לפני

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

  44. Klm

    Klm3 ימים לפני

    @Michael Chernak are the vaccines reliable though?

  45. Michael Chernak

    Michael Chernak3 ימים לפני

    They're 70% vaccinated

  46. Jiyon Min

    Jiyon Min4 ימים לפני

    It has to be in the moment.

  47. Natalie Hessler

    Natalie Hessler4 ימים לפני

    Sad

  48. dolores tate

    dolores tate4 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.

  49. LN KJV only

    LN KJV only4 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.

  50. anab Osman

    anab Osmanיום לפני

    But jesus is a prophet???

  51. Ronald Coates

    Ronald Coates4 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 ! 💯🤔😬

  52. Marie McDonald

    Marie McDonald4 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 .

  53. Rose Kavulani

    Rose Kavulani3 ימים לפני

    Amen

  54. Rose Kavulani

    Rose Kavulani3 ימים לפני

    Amen

  55. Chaos Elemental

    Chaos Elemental3 ימים לפני

    Amen

  56. Mohamed Ezekiel

    Mohamed Ezekiel4 ימים לפני

    Its sad to hear the news of human deaths

  57. Toby Humphrey

    Toby Humphrey4 ימים לפני

    FREE PALESTINE

  58. Octavius Neal

    Octavius Neal4 ימים לפני

    No mercy for the merciless 🙏🏽🙏🏽

  59. Octavius Neal

    Octavius Neal4 ימים לפני

    Only calamities until due time for you heathens

  60. Octavius Neal

    Octavius Neal4 ימים לפני

    😂😂😂😂😂

  61. melbround1

    melbround15 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.

  62. asioe kiou

    asioe kiou4 ימים לפני

    😱

  63. melbround1

    melbround15 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.

  64. Michael Chernak

    Michael Chernak3 ימים לפני

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

  65. asioe kiou

    asioe kiou4 ימים לפני

    They did not keep a social distance, lol

  66. Usman Qadri

    Usman Qadri5 ימים לפני

    very good newz

  67. Usman Qadri

    Usman Qadri5 ימים לפני

    great

  68. Judith Magert Moskovits

    Judith Magert Moskovits5 ימים לפני

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

  69. Iris Essex

    Iris Essex5 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.

  70. Laura Fulop

    Laura Fulop3 ימים לפני

    WHY WERE THEY SOOOOO MUCH IN RUSH TO LEAVE??

  71. A.K.A

    A.K.A5 ימים לפני

    👍

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

    Yahweh's First Fruits (Creme de la Creme)5 ימים לפני

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

  73. Starburst Solaris

    Starburst Solaris5 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.

  74. Pacaj Albert

    Pacaj Albert5 ימים לפני

    Svet je ne právny za vojenské zločiny nikto ne súdený

  75. Yahusha is coming

    Yahusha is coming5 ימים לפני

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

  76. patsematary

    patsematary5 ימים לפני

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

  77. Tahir Bashir

    Tahir Bashir5 ימים לפני

    How cum no corona that’s like 9/11

  78. Drak Manger

    Drak Manger5 ימים לפני

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

  79. Nero Lowell

    Nero Lowell5 ימים לפני

    They did not keep a social distance, lol

  80. Ethiopia Belaineh

    Ethiopia Belaineh5 ימים לפני

    😱

  81. oldline90

    oldline905 ימים לפני

    Religion itself will not be blamed.

  82. asioe kiou

    asioe kiou5 ימים לפני

    My heartfelt condolences to those families that lost love ones

  83. Matko Grakalic

    Matko Grakalic5 ימים לפני

    hahahahahahaha

  84. dbcruser

    dbcruser5 ימים לפני

    Such a horrible tragedy, so sorry for the lives that were lost.

  85. Devontay Ridley

    Devontay Ridley5 ימים לפני

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

  86. Sathiadhas Ponnian

    Sathiadhas Ponnian5 ימים לפני

    Jesus Christ asked to seek the Kingdom of God first.

  87. asioe kiou

    asioe kiou5 ימים לפני

    The Almighty God of Abraham lsaac and Jacob He is not a GOD of confusion and madness

  88. Sathiadhas Ponnian

    Sathiadhas Ponnian5 ימים לפני

    Is this gathering is Bibiligal or something else God never asked forefathers to do

  89. Vash Stampede

    Vash Stampede5 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.

  90. asioe kiou

    asioe kiou3 ימים לפני

    My husband wanted to go there. I told him no way ! Can't stand crowded places.

  91. First Name Last Name

    First Name Last Name6 ימים לפני

    Love how the cop leaves out all the added barriers for covid reasons that pushed people together more than any other year

  92. Patricia Palmer

    Patricia Palmer6 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.

  93. Bilal Ahmad Khan

    Bilal Ahmad Khan6 ימים לפני

    It is the start

  94. DIVA MUSIK

    DIVA MUSIK6 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 ????

  95. DIVA MUSIK

    DIVA MUSIK6 ימים לפני

    OMGEE THIS IS 2ND INDIA COVID COMING .....THIS IS 2021...HAVE THEY LEARN ANYTHING FR INDIA??? THIS IS A COMPLETELY IGNORANCE !

  96. Tomas Bodling

    Tomas Bodling6 ימים לפני

    "God will save us..."

  97. Yehudit Bracha Bachmann BenChajim

    Yehudit Bracha Bachmann BenChajim6 ימים לפני

    45 had died. Each life matters!

  98. Kevin Kirby

    Kevin Kirby5 ימים לפני

    No they don't.

  99. BCN IDIOMAS

    BCN IDIOMAS6 ימים לפני

    Fanatics religious drives people to this ...

  100. Harrum Khan

    Harrum Khan6 ימים לפני

    Please any one tell me if Israel is safe these days of covid. Is it ok with such large number of gathering?

  101. Trust Ngwenya

    Trust Ngwenya6 ימים לפני

    The Almighty God of Abraham lsaac and Jacob He is not a GOD of confusion and madness

  102. nieooj gotoy

    nieooj gotoy6 ימים לפני

    If the crowd dont kill em covid will

  103. Rooibos

    Rooibos6 ימים לפני

    The huge gatherings of irrational religious fanatics always invite major accidents. So this is not unexpected.

  104. nieooj gotoy

    nieooj gotoy6 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

  105. in_montreal streetview

    in_montreal streetview6 ימים לפני

    "wooden doors" 🚪🚪🚪🚪🚪🚪

  106. Unique One

    Unique One6 ימים לפני

    Where is corona virus🤔🤔??

  107. Adam Hunter

    Adam Hunter6 ימים לפני

    Children killers punished by God

  108. Daisy K

    Daisy K6 ימים לפני

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

  109. Flying Birds

    Flying Birds6 ימים לפני

    When they kill innocent palestinians they dont realize the pain but now they will realize very well

  110. Mystic Pac

    Mystic Pac6 ימים לפני

    Just another sacrifice...

  111. Ephraim Lawrence

    Ephraim Lawrence6 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.”

  112. James Schneider

    James Schneider6 ימים לפני

    Because ... God's a Champ!

  113. FACS TV

    FACS TV6 ימים לפני

    😳

  114. AK 47

    AK 476 ימים לפני

    and people tell me to believe in the goods of people...

  115. yow

    yow6 ימים לפני

    Title: "Why did the stampede happened?" Me: "Stupidity"

  116. Jude Pastor

    Jude Pastor6 ימים לפני

    😢!!!!

  117. Ma Sucah

    Ma Sucah6 ימים לפני

    This proves that vaccination doesn't make you intelligent

  118. Glyph Suritos

    Glyph Suritos6 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

  119. Ray Morin

    Ray Morin6 ימים לפני

    If the crowd dont kill em covid will

  120. I hear Voices

    I hear Voices6 ימים לפני

    Religious if it ain't the odds! now tryna make this versus that n here we go for an other beautiful year