Israelis mourn the Meron tragedy Tomer Neuberg/Flash90

How has the Wider Islamic World Reacted to the Meron Tragedy?

Common courtesy doesn’t always come into play in Muslim dealings with Israel, often exposing antisemitic undertones


On Lag B’Omer, 45 people were killed and over 150 others were injured during a tragic stampede that occurred as Jewish worshippers attempted to exit the holiday festivities at Mount Meron in northern Israel. The question remains, how has the Islamic world reacted to this tragedy? How have the Druze, Hindus and other minority groups residing in the Islamic world related to what happened?

According to various media reports, the King of Jordan offered his condolences to the State of Israel, as did the Bahraini Crown Prince, who wished “the injured a speedy recovery.” The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Israel similarly tweeted: “Our hearts go out to the people of Israel who lost their loved ones in the tragedy and all of the people of the United Arab Emirates offer condolences to the families and wish a full and swift recovery to those injured.”

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