Public Security Minister Amir Ohana said Saturday night he took responsibility for the catastrophe at the Lag Baomer Hillula on Mount Meron but stopped short of accepting the blame for the disaster.
“I am responsible — but responsibility does not mean guilt,” Ohana said. “The whole chain of command has done its job. I am ready to face any scrutiny and answer any question. I want to do so. This disaster happened this year, but could have happened any other year. Together with all the elements involved, within and outside the police, because it is much more than just the police, everything is being done so that such a disaster does not happen again in Israel. “