The Shocking News Report You Missed
I'm not sure why this didn't make the headlines. Perhaps because it's not actually surprising, even though it's shocking. But there are certainly people who are unaware of it.
Last month, Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana, and his appointed project manager for Meron, Major General (ret.) Zvika Tesler, traveled to Meron and were presented with a survey of the site. The survey revealed that "other than the stone structure within the gravesite itself, all of the structures were built without permits and in contradiction to the plan."
Moreover, "since the Unit began its work at the site in the past six months, 45 dangerous and illegal structures have been removed."
I have met people who sincerely believe that the people who lost their lives at Meron did so because of police mismanagement at the time. I have met people who sincerely believe that the tragedy was just "one of those things" that inevitably happens occasionally at mass events.
These tragic deaths happened because a large number of people were part of a society which doesn't care about government permits based on professional, science-based standards.
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