30th April 2021.
Following the overnight tragedy where a stampede at a Lag Ba’Omer celebration at Israel’s Mt. Meron has so far killed 44 and injured at least 150, ZF Chairman Paul Charney made this statement:
“On behalf of the Zionist Federation of the UK and Ireland, we offer our sincere condolences to Israel’s Ambassador to the Court of St James’s, Tzipi Hotovely, and to the State of Israel following the tragic and horrific events overnight at Mount Meron.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families affected by this tragedy, and as the people of Israel and the Jewish Diaspora struggle to come to terms with this terrible news, this is a moment for us to unite in grief and prayer.
May the memory of those lost to us forever be a blessing and may the injured be granted a refuah shlemah.”