State Comptroller Matanyahu Englman stepped into the debate over a state commission of inquiry for the Lag Be’Omer Meron disaster, which claimed 45 lives and injured 150. He simply took over the task himself. Addressing reporters on Monday, he said: “This was a disaster that could have been prevented. Now it is incumbent upon us to evaluate and probe how to prevent another such incident.” He added: “Insofar as an individual or individuals are responsible, it will be stated unambiguously and specific measures [recommended].”
The Comptroller’s inquiry is to focus on three issues: the conduct and actions of political decision makers, of the police and of the first responders. An overview will address how the shrine is managed.