At noon local time on April 30, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced at the scene of the Mount Meron stampede: May 2, the whole of Israel will hold a national mourning for the victims of the Mount Meron stampede.
He promised the public that the incident would be thoroughly investigated. “The tragedy of Mount Meron is one of the greatest tragedies in Israel in recent years, and it is heartbreaking that young children are among the dead,” Netanyahu said. ”
He asked the Israelis not to disseminate information about the identity of the deceased. “Many of the dead have yet to be identified, so please don’t spread rumors on social networks because it will hurt the hearts of the deceased’s family,” he said.