Following the tragic accident that took place during the L’ag B’Omer festivities at Mount Meron, on Thursday, 29 April 2021, in which 45 individuals, including children, were killed, and many more were injured, the Government of Israel declared Sunday 2 May 2021 to be a National Day of mourning,

All celebratory events that were scheduled to take place on May 2nd, 2021 were either cancelled or restricted in nature.

In solidarity with the State of Israel facing such terrible tragedy and in support with the bereaved families, the Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania lowered to half-mast the Tanzania flag.