The US Embassy in Jerusalem published the following statement regarding the Meron disaster:
We offer our sincerest condolences to the families and loved ones of those injured and who perished in the tragedy at Mt. Meron in Israel during the Lag Ba’omer commemorations.
The U.S. Embassy is working with local authorities to verify reports that U.S. citizens are among the injured and deceased.
Our consular section stands ready to provide all possible support to any affected U.S. citizens and their family members.