Israeli PM at crush aftermath, witness recalls horror

More than 100 people were injured in the incident, where tens of thousands thronged to the Galilee tomb of 2nd-century sage Rabbi Shim Bar Yochai for annual Lag B'Omer commemorations that include all-night prayer, mystical songs, and dance.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toured the disaster zone later that day. Some Orthodox Israelis were seen protesting against the prime minister's visit.