Jewish worshipers lingered on the holy website of Mount Meron on Friday attempting to know how the catastrophe unfolded.
The scene of the catastrophe is a stadium-style seating space utilized by Orthodox worshipers to gentle bonfires.
The ramp main right down to the steps stays quite slippery following experiences of water being sprayed at fleeing worshipers.
A center railing stretching down the ramp was left utterly bent following the stampede.
Eyewitness accounts from the night time earlier than are additionally serving to to piece collectively the frenzy that ensued.
“The passageway [where people were walking] was flowing superb, however all of a sudden every thing stopped. Everybody was crammed on high of one another and nobody understood why. I raised my head and noticed policemen blocking the passageway. We shouted ‘persons are dying in there,’” a festival-goer named Zohar instructed Israel’s Channel 12 information.
“Folks misplaced the colour of their faces,” Zohar stated. “Then, our bodies started falling at my toes. I attempted to name for assist, and slowly rescue forces arrived. There have been some individuals who [rescuers] didn’t even attempt to revive. Folks have been mendacity on my toes, shouting ‘Assist me.’”
One other eyewitness named Tami was additionally essential of the police response.
“I used to be standing on the roof high there. They have been spraying water as a result of it was highly regarded, then they began slipping over, ten individuals slipping, then one other ten, and one other ten. I’m nonetheless shocked and traumatised by it. I am unable to consider what I noticed. They tried to maneuver, to run away. They tried to get some house to breathe, however the police wouldn’t allow them to,” Tami instructed Kan Information.
“I do know the police have been doing their job, and did not notice what was taking place behind them, however in the long run, the consequence was unbelievable.”