At its first meeting yesterday, the new government decided to set up a state investigative commission on the disaster at Mount Meron, which killed 45 people at the Lag BaOmer festival in April this year. Not all ministers upheld the decision. “As promised, Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman have proposed a proposal by the Mount Meron Disaster Investigation Commission for government approval,” Naftali Bennett said. People are terrible disasters. It is our responsibility to die, learn lessons and prevent the next disaster. The Commission cannot bring the dead back to life, but the government does everything to avoid unnecessary loss of life. Can be the future.
“As we said, there is a state investigative commission. In addition, it is important to tell worshipers and everyone who goes to Melon. We are Lag BaOmer and Haredim, religious Zionists, traditional People of all kinds go to melons, including Jews, Sephardi, Ashkenazi, and secular people. Our responsibility is to ensure their safety. That is the job of the government, and that is me. Is what we do. “
The State Investigation Commission on Melon Disasters is established under the Investigation Commission Act. That is, it is chaired by a judge proposed by the President of the Supreme Court. The Commission investigates a series of events from the preparation of the festival to the night of the disaster, when one person stumbled at a narrow exit on the scene and people were crushed and died.
The Investigation Commission has the authority to investigate actions at large religious events and procedures at such events. It will coordinate with the Israel Police and the Internal Police Investigation Bureau, which are investigating the disaster themselves, and submit their reports and recommendations to the government. It was agreed that there would be religious representatives on the committee.
The government will provide 6 million NIS to fund the investigation.
Israeli Business News, Published by Gloves- en.globes.co.il -June 21, 2021
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State Investigation Commission to investigate melon disasters
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