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

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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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  1. DEIDRE DUDLEY
    DEIDRE DUDLEY
    6 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.🙏🏿

  2. Abdullah Shah
    Abdullah Shah
    8 שעות לפני

    ;)

  3. Algabron
    Algabron
    8 שעות לפני

    Israel laknatullah..May Allah destroy Zionis Israel..

  4. yasio bolo
    yasio bolo
    13 שעות לפני

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

  5. Utpala Nanayakkara
    Utpala Nanayakkara
    14 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.

  6. Taufik Wardiana
    Taufik Wardiana
    יום לפני

    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  7. LaShartez Jones-black
    LaShartez Jones-black
    יום לפני

    10,000,045

    1. yasio bolo
      yasio bolo
      13 שעות לפני

      They all had it coming

  8. muhammad osama
    muhammad osama
    יום 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.

  9. whiskey t
    whiskey t
    יום לפני

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

  10. bocoy noiu
    bocoy noiu
    יום לפני

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

    1. Syrian Atheist
      Syrian Atheist
      7 שעות לפני

      lol

  11. M Rizky
    M Rizky
    יום לפני

    Dead israel

  12. Sumbul Khan
    Sumbul Khan
    יום לפני

    So Allah take revenge of palastenian

  13. Stacy marie
    Stacy marie
    יום 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 !

    1. bocoy noiu
      bocoy noiu
      יום לפני

      Wow. That's terrifying.

  14. eioshen boboi
    eioshen boboi
    יום לפני

    God.

  15. news channel chandur bazar ab kalam
    news channel chandur bazar ab kalam
    2 ימים לפני

    Israel police dog man

  16. Elsie Schmaltz
    Elsie Schmaltz
    2 ימים לפני

    Peace

  17. Elsie Schmaltz
    Elsie Schmaltz
    2 ימים לפני

    Jesus loves us.Jerimiah29: I 1

  18. Ring Dave
    Ring Dave
    2 ימים לפני

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

    1. Ring Dave
      Ring Dave
      יום לפני

      @eioshen boboi just another excuse for Religious Insanity.

    2. eioshen boboi
      eioshen boboi
      יום לפני

      It has to be in the moment.

  19. Garret Johnson
    Garret Johnson
    2 ימים לפני

    They all had it coming

  20. abdullah45 123456
    abdullah45 123456
    2 ימים לפני

    Allahs will

  21. Paul Anca
    Paul Anca
    2 ימים לפני

    Very dark place without YAHSHÚA יאשוע.

  22. Have Dreams
    Have Dreams
    2 ימים לפני

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

  23. Dessa Williams
    Dessa Williams
    2 ימים לפני

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

  24. Dessa Williams
    Dessa Williams
    2 ימים לפני

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

  25. hung la Fung
    hung la Fung
    2 ימים לפני

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

  26. Lucid Dreams
    Lucid Dreams
    3 ימים לפני

    Wow. That's terrifying.

  27. Joe Terepl
    Joe Terepl
    3 ימים לפני

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

  28. Chaos Elemental
    Chaos Elemental
    3 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.

  29. Joe Chill
    Joe Chill
    3 ימים לפני

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

    1. Michael Chernak
      Michael Chernak
      3 ימים לפני

      They're 70% vaccinated

  30. Amazing Rhod
    Amazing Rhod
    3 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.

  31. Klm
    Klm
    3 ימים לפני

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

    1. Klm
      Klm
      3 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. 🥺

    2. Michael Chernak
      Michael Chernak
      3 ימים לפני

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

    3. Klm
      Klm
      3 ימים לפני

      @Michael Chernak are the vaccines reliable though?

    4. Michael Chernak
      Michael Chernak
      3 ימים לפני

      They're 70% vaccinated

  32. Jiyon Min
    Jiyon Min
    3 ימים לפני

    It has to be in the moment.

  33. Natalie Hessler
    Natalie Hessler
    3 ימים לפני

    Sad

  34. dolores tate
    dolores tate
    3 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.

  35. LN KJV only
    LN KJV only
    3 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.

    1. anab Osman
      anab Osman
      23 שעות לפני

      But jesus is a prophet???

  36. Ronald Coates
    Ronald Coates
    4 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 ! 💯🤔😬

  37. Marie McDonald
    Marie McDonald
    4 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 .

    1. Rose Kavulani
      Rose Kavulani
      3 ימים לפני

      Amen

    2. Rose Kavulani
      Rose Kavulani
      3 ימים לפני

      Amen

    3. Chaos Elemental
      Chaos Elemental
      3 ימים לפני

      Amen

  38. Mohamed Ezekiel
    Mohamed Ezekiel
    4 ימים לפני

    Its sad to hear the news of human deaths

  39. Toby Humphrey
    Toby Humphrey
    4 ימים לפני

    FREE PALESTINE

  40. Octavius Neal
    Octavius Neal
    4 ימים לפני

    No mercy for the merciless 🙏🏽🙏🏽

  41. Octavius Neal
    Octavius Neal
    4 ימים לפני

    Only calamities until due time for you heathens

  42. Octavius Neal
    Octavius Neal
    4 ימים לפני

    😂😂😂😂😂

  43. melbround1
    melbround1
    4 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.

    1. asioe kiou
      asioe kiou
      4 ימים לפני

      😱

  44. melbround1
    melbround1
    4 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.

    1. Michael Chernak
      Michael Chernak
      3 ימים לפני

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

    2. asioe kiou
      asioe kiou
      4 ימים לפני

      They did not keep a social distance, lol

  45. Usman Qadri
    Usman Qadri
    4 ימים לפני

    very good newz

  46. Usman Qadri
    Usman Qadri
    4 ימים לפני

    great

  47. Judith Magert Moskovits
    Judith Magert Moskovits
    5 ימים לפני

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

  48. Iris Essex
    Iris Essex
    5 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.

    1. Laura Fulop
      Laura Fulop
      3 ימים לפני

      WHY WERE THEY SOOOOO MUCH IN RUSH TO LEAVE??

  49. A.K.A
    A.K.A
    5 ימים לפני

    👍

  50. 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".

  51. Starburst Solaris
    Starburst Solaris
    5 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.

  52. Pacaj Albert
    Pacaj Albert
    5 ימים לפני

    Svet je ne právny za vojenské zločiny nikto ne súdený

  53. Yahusha is coming
    Yahusha is coming
    5 ימים לפני

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

  54. patsematary
    patsematary
    5 ימים לפני

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

  55. Tahir Bashir
    Tahir Bashir
    5 ימים לפני

    How cum no corona that’s like 9/11

  56. Drak Manger
    Drak Manger
    5 ימים לפני

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

  57. Nero Lowell
    Nero Lowell
    5 ימים לפני

    They did not keep a social distance, lol

  58. Ethiopia Belaineh
    Ethiopia Belaineh
    5 ימים לפני

    😱

  59. oldline90
    oldline90
    5 ימים לפני

    Religion itself will not be blamed.

  60. asioe kiou
    asioe kiou
    5 ימים לפני

    My heartfelt condolences to those families that lost love ones

  61. Matko Grakalic
    Matko Grakalic
    5 ימים לפני

    hahahahahahaha

  62. dbcruser
    dbcruser
    5 ימים לפני

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

  63. Devontay Ridley
    Devontay Ridley
    5 ימים לפני

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

  64. Sathiadhas Ponnian
    Sathiadhas Ponnian
    5 ימים לפני

    Jesus Christ asked to seek the Kingdom of God first.

    1. asioe kiou
      asioe kiou
      5 ימים לפני

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

  65. Sathiadhas Ponnian
    Sathiadhas Ponnian
    5 ימים לפני

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

  66. Vash Stampede
    Vash Stampede
    5 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.

    1. asioe kiou
      asioe kiou
      3 ימים לפני

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

  67. First Name Last Name
    First Name Last Name
    5 ימים לפני

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

  68. Patricia Palmer
    Patricia Palmer
    5 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.

  69. Bilal Ahmad Khan
    Bilal Ahmad Khan
    5 ימים לפני

    It is the start

  70. DIVA MUSIK
    DIVA MUSIK
    5 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 ????

  71. DIVA MUSIK
    DIVA MUSIK
    5 ימים לפני

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

  72. Tomas Bodling
    Tomas Bodling
    5 ימים לפני

    "God will save us..."

  73. Yehudit Bracha Bachmann BenChajim
    Yehudit Bracha Bachmann BenChajim
    6 ימים לפני

    45 had died. Each life matters!

    1. Kevin Kirby
      Kevin Kirby
      5 ימים לפני

      No they don't.

  74. BCN IDIOMAS
    BCN IDIOMAS
    6 ימים לפני

    Fanatics religious drives people to this ...

  75. Harrum Khan
    Harrum Khan
    6 ימים לפני

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

  76. Trust Ngwenya
    Trust Ngwenya
    6 ימים לפני

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

    1. nieooj gotoy
      nieooj gotoy
      5 ימים לפני

      If the crowd dont kill em covid will

  77. Rooibos
    Rooibos
    6 ימים לפני

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

    1. nieooj gotoy
      nieooj gotoy
      5 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

  78. in_montreal streetview
    in_montreal streetview
    6 ימים לפני

    "wooden doors" 🚪🚪🚪🚪🚪🚪

  79. Unique One
    Unique One
    6 ימים לפני

    Where is corona virus🤔🤔??

  80. Adam Hunter
    Adam Hunter
    6 ימים לפני

    Children killers punished by God

  81. Daisy K
    Daisy K
    6 ימים לפני

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

  82. Flying Birds
    Flying Birds
    6 ימים לפני

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

  83. Mystic Pac
    Mystic Pac
    6 ימים לפני

    Just another sacrifice...

  84. Ephraim Lawrence
    Ephraim Lawrence
    6 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.”

  85. James Schneider
    James Schneider
    6 ימים לפני

    Because ... God's a Champ!

  86. FACS TV
    FACS TV
    6 ימים לפני

    😳

  87. AK 47
    AK 47
    6 ימים לפני

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

  88. yow
    yow
    6 ימים לפני

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

  89. Jude Pastor
    Jude Pastor
    6 ימים לפני

    😢!!!!

  90. Ma Sucah
    Ma Sucah
    6 ימים לפני

    This proves that vaccination doesn't make you intelligent

  91. Glyph Suritos
    Glyph Suritos
    6 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

  92. Ray Morin
    Ray Morin
    6 ימים לפני

    If the crowd dont kill em covid will

  93. I hear Voices
    I hear Voices
    6 ימים לפני

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

  94. Yashsvi Dixit
    Yashsvi Dixit
    6 ימים לפני

    That's why I stay at home

  95. seeni gzty
    seeni gzty
    6 ימים לפני

    How sad ! Stampedes sadly are not so rare. That's why security and proper venues are paramount. RIP

    1. לירז קנימח
      לירז קנימח
      6 ימים לפני

      there wasnt a stampede.. it was on purpose.. the police blocked the exit and didnt let people out even when people start faint and die.. it wasnt an accident and there video to prove it all.

  96. UrMad
    UrMad
    6 ימים לפני

    Yay

  97. BABY DRAGON
    BABY DRAGON
    6 ימים לפני

    Desperation their allies have abondoned them they should consider fighting ISIS outside I surely believe that God is very angry about the celebrations and not taking terrorism seriously calm down people please