Tens of Thousands Head to Meron for Lag Ba’omer Celebrations


meronTens of thousands of people have flocked to Meron for the yom hilulah of Rav Shimon Bar Yochai and the traditional Lag Ba’omer bonfire lighting.

Police commander Eli Krisphil for the Northern District told Arutz Sheva, “We are fully deployed, and have been since early morning. People are using distant parking lots, leaving the cities, and even walking toward the mountain. We have police in all these places, to allow the masses to arrive smoothly.

“There are big parking lots for private vehicles that people can take buses from to get here, according to the plan we have in place.

“All necessary emergency services are in place, and we are guarding the festivities with 1,200 police officer,” Krisphil said.

MDA stations in the region have bolstered the number of paramedics and ambulances on hand to deal with emergencies, smoke inhalation, and burns from the bonfires.

1,200 police officers have been deployed to handle the massive crowds.

{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Newscenter}