Permission had been given for 10,000 people to attend a religious event on Mount Meron

The old synagogue

Tomb of

Rabbi

Shimon

bar Yochai

Temporary

seating

installed

Tomb

Yochanan

Yitskhak Nafkha

tomb

1

Mount

Meron

2

Tel Aviv

West

Bank

Jerusalem

100m

Israel

0.1 miles

1. An estimated 100,000 ultra-Orthodox Jews had travelled to the tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai for the annual Lag Baomer commemorations

 

2. Site of crush. Witnesses said people were asphyxiated or trampled in a tightly packed passageway around three metres wide

30km

20mi

Temporary

seating

Tomb of Rabbi

Shimon

bar Yochai

An estimated 100,000 ultra-Orthodox Jews had travelled to the tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai for the annual Lag Baomer commemorations

The old synagogue

Temporary

seating

installed

Tomb Yochanan

Tomb of Rabbi Shimon

bar Yochai

866

Yitskhak Nafkha tomb

1

Israel

National

Trail

Mount

Meron

2

Site of crush. Witnesses said people were asphyxiated or trampled in a tightly packed passageway around three metres wide

Tel Aviv

West

Bank

Jerusalem

100m

Israel

0.1 miles

30km

20mi

Temporary

seating

Tomb of Rabbi

Shimon

bar Yochai