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By Noam Dvir 

National Insurance Institute proposes compensation for families of Meron victims


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Israelis light candles for the 45 victims who were killed in a stampede at Mount Meron during the Lag B'Omer celebrations, at Rabin Squarein Tel Aviv. May 2, 2021.

(Israel Hayom and JNS staff via JNS) - Israel's National Insurance Institute (NII) is proposing compensation in the amount of 100,000 shekels ($30,800) for each of the families who lost loved ones in the Lag B'Omer stampede at Mount Meron. A total of 45 participants in the festivities, including children as young as 9, were killed.

The investigation into the Mount Meron disaster is still underway, and a government commission of inquiry has not yet been formed, though Israeli lawmakers on Monday approved the fast-tracking of a bill to establish one.

At the request of the Knesset Finance...

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