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Israeli officials want to take responsibility for Meron, but not blame - analysis

All the officials involved in the Meron investigation agree that they are responsible for what happened but denied that they were to blame.


Police chief shifts blame for Meron disaster to Northern District chief

Police chief Kobi Shabtai blamed politicians and engineers for the disaster in which 45 people died.


COVID-19 in Israel: 15,600 new cases, Bennett tests positive

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced on Monday morning that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, adding that he felt well and would continue working from his home throughout the isolation.

Police likely to increase presence across the country following Beersheba attack

Police leaning towards nationally motivated attack despite the attacker being a known Islamic State supporter

Bar Lev to form commission to examine police NSO affair

Last week, the attorney-general appointed a team to investigate wiretapping allegations made against the police.


Israel Police Chief Kobi Shabtai visits UAE to strengthen ties

Shabtai will meet with senior officials in the Emirati Interior Ministry and local police commissioners.

Families of Meron victims to receive NIS 500,000 in compensation

The compensation will be offset by any payment the families will receive from legal proceedings.

Police chief brushed off fears of Mount Meron capacity limit - ops head

Senior officer testifies he failed to convince Shabtai to limit the number of participants

Israel's politicians react to Old City shooting: 'A hideous murder'

Coalition MKs condemned the attack and sent condolences and recovery wishes to the man killed and the people wounded, while opposition MKs used the attack to lambast the government.

Police to significantly increase enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions

On Sunday, 318 fines were issued for Israelis not wearing a mask, compared to 89 on Saturday, and 74 fines were issued for violating isolation restrictions, compared to 47 on Saturday.

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