In the deadliest self-inflicted civil disaster in Israeli history, a stampede breaks out on Lag BaOmer at the tomb of second-century Talmudic sage Shimon bar Yochai on Mount Meron. Forty-five ultra-Orthodox worshippers on a holiday pilgrimage are killed, and more than three times that number are injured. A state commission of inquiry was appointed to inquire into the tragedy. On March 6, 2024, it issued a scathing report finding Prime Minister Netanyahu and several leading Israeli leaders responsible for the disaster, though officials were warned of the grave danger in advance of 100,000 worshippers who assembled there.