Israel’s A-G suspends Mount Meron tragedy investigation

2021-07-13 21:04:55

Lawyer-Normal Avichai Mandelblit has mentioned that he has suspended the investigations of the police and the Division for Police Investigations into the Mount Meron catastrophe as a result of institution of a state committee of inquiry into the tragedy. 

Mandelblit made his determination after consulting with the state legal professional, the pinnacle of Investigations and Intelligence Division of the Israel Police, and the pinnacle of the Division for Police Investigations of the State Lawyer’s Workplace. 

Following the catastrophe through which 45 males and boys had been crushed to demise on the Meron holy website in April, the police and the Division for Police Investigations initiated prison investigations however didn’t get past preliminary steps, Mandelblit mentioned on Monday.

Provided that the Meron state committee of inquiry has now begun operations, the attorney-general mentioned that it was now acceptable to droop different investigations and provides the state inquiry’s work choice. 

And following a gathering of the brand new state committee of inquiry on Monday with Mandelblit, the committee mentioned that every one documentation from the 2 investigations needs to be transferred to it, whereas testimony given to these investigations may additionally be transferred sooner or later.

Israel's Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit. (Photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)Israel’s Lawyer-Normal Avichai Mandelblit. (Picture credit score: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Submit)

The committee additionally introduced that it could be publishing commercials in 4 newspapers, together with three each day ultra-Orthodox newspapers calling for anybody excited about giving proof in regards to the catastrophe to make contact with the panel. 

As well as, the commercials will even name on anybody who beforehand issued warnings of any type to make themselves recognized to the committee. 

The committee added that every one the main authorities our bodies and authorities concerned in working Meron had been requested to submit all related documentation concerning their preparations and directions for the Meron Lag Ba’omer pilgrimage this yr, and any permits they issued for the occasion. 

These our bodies embrace the Israel Police, the so-called “Committee of 5” that manages the positioning, the Meron Hagalil Regional Council, the Public Safety Ministry, the Inside Ministry, and the Non secular Providers Ministry. 

And the committee additionally requested that the Land Enforcement Authority of the Finance Ministry present it with diagrams of all of the buildings on the website, together with momentary buildings which had been in place on the pilgrimage this yr. 

The committee requested that the authorized standing of all of the buildings be detailed, together with these below dispute, whether or not or not every constructing was legally constructed or not, and what authorized proceedings 

are underway in opposition to such buildings. 

The Land Enforcement Authority was additionally requested to offer footage of the walkway from Toldot Aharon plaza to the precise website of the catastrophe the place the crush occurred. 

The infrastructure at Meron is outdated, makeshift and never acceptable for the lots of of hundreds of pilgrims who go to the positioning each Lag Ba’omer. 

As well as, a lot of the possession of the completely different buildings on the website is below the management of small charitable organizations, or in dispute, a state of affairs which has made renovating the pilgrimage website extraordinarily troublesome. 


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