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PM Orbán Sends Condolences to Netanyahu over Lag B’Omer Stampede

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.05.01.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent condolences to Benjamin Netanyahu, his Israeli counterpart, over the stampede that claimed over 45 lives at a religious gathering at Mount Meron, Orbán’s press chief said on Friday.

“I was deeply saddened to learn about the tragic event that claimed the life of many participants and left several others injured at a mass gathering for celebrating the Lag B’Omer holiday,” Orbán said in a letter.

He extended his condolences, sympathy and solidarity with the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

“We are in our thoughts and prayers with the victims, their families and the people of Israel in this difficult time,” Orbán said.

House speaker Kövér also sends condolences to Knesset speaker

Parliamentary Speaker László Kövér has sent his condolences to Yariv Levin, the Speaker of the Israeli Knesset over the stampede, parliament’s press office said on Friday.

In his telegram, Kövér said he was shocked and deeply saddened to learn about the tragic event that occurred at a mass gathering celebrating the Lag B’Omer holiday on Thursday evening.

He expressed his solidarity with the families of the victims and their loved ones and wished them much strength and perseverance. The Hungarian house speaker wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

“Please accept my heartfelt condolences over this tragic event,” Kövér said.

Featured photo via Viktor Orbán’s Facebook page