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The Stampede at Mount Meron, Israel
(Statement by Press Secretary YOSHIDA Tomoyuki)

May 2, 2021

The Government of Japan feels deep sorrow at the grievous loss of many lives due to a stampede at Mount Meron, Israel, during the Jewish festival of Lag B’Omer on April 30th.

The Government of Japan extends its deep condolences to those who lost lives in the incident, their bereaved families and the State of Israel and expresses its heartfelt sympathy to the injured, praying for their early recovery.

(Note) The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.

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