May 15, 2021

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Celebrations turn into tragedy: A visual timeline of the deadly stampede in Israel – The Washington Post

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It was meant to be a joyous occasion. An estimated 100,000 ultra-Orthodox Jewish worshipers flocked to the holy site of Mount Meron in northern Israel on Thursday, forming crowds not seen since pre-pandemic times. With much of Israel’s population fully vaccinated, restrictions had been lifted, and the religious festival could take place.

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