Police Question 2 Toldos Aharon Chasidim About Meron Disaster

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Two senior Toldos Aharon chasidim were reportedly questioned under caution by police this week in an investigation of the Lag Ba’omer disaster at Meron, which left 45 people dead in Israel’s worst-ever civilian disaster.

Those questioned were “operations officers” for the Toldos Aharon chasidus who had a major part in organizing Toldos Aharon’s compound at the Lag B’Omer event in Meron, where the disaster happened, the Kan public broadcaster reported Monday.

The report said the pair had been questioned Sunday and Monday for many hours.

It was the first time chasidic figures involved in the organization of the event were being interrogated, the report said. Police have questioned some 20 people in total, including security and safety staff and officials in the National Center for the Development of Holy Places.

However, the future of the police probe is unclear after the new government led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday approved a proposal by Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman to establish a governmental commission of inquiry into the tragedy.

Read more at Times of Israel.



  1. “Instead of being 4 exits out of the Toldos Aharon complex as recommended by the Fire and Rescue Service, the police blocked all other exits out of the complex, so there was a single exit. Then at 12.30am, the police also blocked that exit without making any announcement that exit was blocked. Over the next 25 minutes more and more people exited the Toldos Aharon plaza via the metal ramp, without knowing the exit at the bottom of the stairs had been blocked by police. Shortly before 1am, people started to asphyxiate to death while the police looked on and refused to open the exit. Then shortly before 1am, police pulled the gates at the bottom of the stairs away – and instantly the crowd of people collapsed on top of each other. That’s how 45 people were crushed and asphyxiated to death”

    • This story was debunked many times.
      What you are describing happened by a different exit, not the one where the crush happened.
      I saw the security footage of that exit (where the tragedy happened) before, during, and after the tragedy. There are no police barricades in sight.
      There are also no police, BTW.
      Sometimes, things happen that are not the wicked Tziyonim’s fault.

  2. Would we need a commission headed by the government to investigate the deaths if the exits were not blocked by the government in the first place??


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