Photos: Israeli representatives abroad bring flags down to half-mast

Honoring a national day of mourning called in memory of the 45 who perished in the Meron disaster, Israeli representatives abroad bring flags down to half-mast.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Israeli flag at half-mast at the Israeli Embassy in London
Israeli flag at half-mast at the Israeli Embassy in London
Foreign Ministry

Following the Israeli government's declaration of a national day of mourning on Sunday, Israeli representatives abroad have brought their flags down to half-mast.

The day of mourning was declared after 45 people were killed in a stampede at Meron, over the Lag Ba'omer holiday.

On Friday, messages of support and solidarity flowed in from civilian and official sources around the world.

In a response, Israel's Foreign Ministry said: "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to thank the many officials and individuals around the world who sent their condolences and commiserations following the severe disaster at the Lag Ba'omer festivities on Mount Meron."

Also on Friday, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and United Nations Gilad Erdan said: "I am deeply moved by the outpouring of support from our friends in the United States and around the world – from President Biden, who extended an offer of help, to the multiple ambassadors based in the United States and the United Nations, who sent their condolences. Your support for the State of Israel is truly heartwarming and we thank you for standing by our side during this difficult time."



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