How were so many people ‘trapped’ in Area 41 in Meron, when there are no visible gates?
That question has been exercising me for days now.
But thanks to a couple of my readers, and a lot of siyatta di shmeya, I think I might have the answer.
Read on, to learn how ‘the police’ managed to close down both sides of the ‘Reb Dov Shvil’ exit in Meron.
In THIS post, I put up a video that showed some very distressing footage of what was going on at the ‘Area 41’ stairs in Meron after the killer crush had already developed.
(You can see that video for yourself on Youtube HERE, and on Brighteon HERE, if you want to, but from this point on I’m trying to minimize embedding distressing footage into blog posts, unless I really need to.)
You can clearly see police cynically waving people ‘back up the stairs’ – which is initially what I was focussing on.
But then, after I watched it a few times in slow motion, trying to gather more clues, I realised something very strange:
The people at the very front of the crush in ‘Area 41’ are not moving forward, even when being pulled by the police.
But no ‘gate’ is visible, at least in the footage I’ve seen.
So what the heck was going on?
This screenshot comes from 1:09 seconds into THIS footage, and it clearly demonstrates the problem:
What was really blocking that left-hand exit, the exit out to ‘Area 41’ in Meron?
That question has been bothering me for days.
Two days ago, I was even starting to wonder if there was some ‘invisible forcefield’ going on in Meron, or some other super-hitech-super-secret nefarious ‘crowd control’ technology being tried out on those poor people who got crushed to death.
But then, a reader sent me a link to THIS – it’s a two-and-a-half-hour ‘livestream’ from Israeli TV Channel 11, the night the atrocity happened in Meron.
So yesterday, I girded my loins and started watching it, to see if I could catch more ‘clues’ with hindsight, from stuff that hadn’t yet been covered up.
They have a habit on these TV stations of re-running the same bit of tired footage again and again and again in the background, as someone is speaking over it.
So it was, that they kept replaying the same bit of footage of people starting to escape from the crush on the left hand side – Area 41.
And that’s when I started to notice the weird beam.
I’m screenshotting the below from that ‘live footage from Channel 11, which you can see HERE.
First, here’s a shot of ‘Area 41’, that shows the bottom of the stairs, and the partial railing on the right-hand side, apparently from earlier on in the evening.
The police are standing roughly where the outer edge of the ‘crush’ was located (on that side. Remember, the exit to ‘Area 42’ was also blocked by a standard double gate.)
Next, we have this screenshot, from around the 44 minute mark.
It clearly shows a heavy metal beam being ‘moved out of the way’, across the blocked exit at ‘Area 41’:
Let’s zoom in on that ‘mysterious beam’:
If you go and look at the live footage (around 44 min mark) you can see this beam being ‘lifted’ up.
Then, a stream of trapped people from the stairs at the left-hand exit (Area 41) start streaming out behind it.
I watched that footage maybe 20 times, before a couple of things suddenly dawned on me:
What is that beam doing there in the first place?
Initially, we were being told that ‘something’ had collapsed, so the brain wasn’t flagging it as weird that a metal beam should apparently be blocking an exit like that.
But now, we know that NOTHING collapsed (more on that in a moment.)
So, why was that beam there in the first place?
If you want to tell me that it was holding the roof up, that’s demonstrably not the case.
Play the video, and you’ll see that the beam is way too tall to have been standing erect.
It’s a clear foot above where the roof was, in that corrugated white metal death-trap tunnel, built especially for L’ag B’omer this year, by the police and Ministry of Health.
I pressed ‘rewind’ to start watching the clip involving the ‘mysterious beam’ from the beginning.
In this clip, (screenshotted below) you could see the first responders starting to stream to the area.
And there was the mysterious metal beam again, clearly too long to go past the roof.
This time, I could see it had a rope tied to it’s left end, which appears to be looped over one of the heavier metal crossbeams in the police-built ‘tunnel of death’.
Now, I had even more questions.
Again, what was that beam even doing there, in the first place?
Why did it have a rope tied around one side?
When was that rope tied on to it – and why?
If you’re going to tell me that it was done to get the beam out of the way, then why not move the whole beam out of the way, instead of risking it falling on all those first responders rushing to the scene of the crush?
Let’s zoom in on the mysterious beam with the rope attached:
I was still looking for clues as to where this ‘mysterious beam’ came from in Area 41.
This screenshot also comes from the Channel 11 ‘livestream footage’, around the 49 minute mark:
There were similar metal beams spaced the whole length of the ‘tunnel of death’, leading up to Area 41.
Now, I’m not an engineer – and I’d really appreciate input from someone who is.
But I’m finding it hard to understand the purpose of these particular metal beams.
Also, I went back and scanned all the available footage for ‘Area 41’ near the stairs, and I just couldn’t see any ‘indentation’ where a metal beam would have been resting across that far end of the tunnel of death.
But this is what I currently believe to be the best hypothesis of how the exit to ‘Area 41’ got blocked by ‘the police’.
Remember, a few people in Meron – including my daughter – said they heard something ‘collapse’, ahead of the deadly crush?
I think that was the sound of this ‘beam’ being manoeuvred into place by the rope-pulley, or being ‘pulled down’ to create a low barrier that crossed the exit at the bottom of the stairs of ‘Area 41’.
Police where there to stop the first people trying to ‘get around’ it by trying to step over it, or duck under it.
And very quickly – literally within 30 seconds to a minute – enough of a crush built up from behind to literally pin peoples’ legs against the beam – just above knee level – which meant that they simply couldn’t move forward, even though it looks like nothing was blocking them.
This explanation would explain why we were seeing things like this:
Remember, the right hand exit, Area 42, was blocked shortly before this, with a standard double-gate, placed a little way down the steps.
So then, the crowd is all automatically going to the left-hand side, Area 41.
If you see the footage from Channel 12, (screenshotted below) you see that just as the Toldos Aharon Rebbe was lighting his bonfire, in the few minutes before 12:41 am, both exits off the bottom of the ‘Reb Dov Shvil’ are open, and the stairs themselves look relatively empty.
Immediately after the fire was lit, a large number of people decided to leave via the only open exit the police and Ministry of Health left open – ‘Reb Dov Shvil’.
Between 12:41:41 am and 12:44am, the right hand exit (Area 42) is blocked with a double gate, while the left hand exit (Area 41) is blocked by a ‘fallen beam’.
Then, a bunch of police threaten people to stay put, while the deadly crush very quickly builds up behind them, pinning them next to the ‘fallen beam’ and making it impossible for them to move forward, even when being pulled by the hands.
Eyewitnesses report they were screaming at the police to remove ‘the barriers’, and that their pleas were ignored.
They also report that the police only removed ‘the barriers’ once they’d got permission from their superiors to do so.
What were they waiting for?
Why did ‘the police’ go to all that trouble to block the exit with a metal construction beam, that was apparently designed to ‘collapse’ in just the right way,and just the right place, to instantly create a death-trap-log-jam at the bottom of the ‘Reb Dov Shvil’ stairs?
Which was the ONLY exit out of the crowded Toldos Aharon complex, just above.
I have some potential answers to these questions, too.
BH, in the next blog post we’ll zoom out to the ‘bigger picture’ of what was going in Meron that night.
And then we’ll start to really understand just how much God loves the Jewish people, just how evil our enemies really are, and just how many miracles occurred that night in Meron.
The 45 didn’t die for nothing.
They were martyrs for the whole of the Jewish people, hand-picked by Hashem to sweeten the decrees on the nation of Israel, and to finally help us identify and uproot the true evil in our midst.
And now that we’ve cleared up (as best we can…) what was going on at the site of the stairs, we can turn our attention to why ‘the police’ wanted that exit blocked up in the first place, and why they literally thought they were going to get away with murder, that night in Meron.
A couple of readers just sent me THIS:
They are closing down Meron to visitors for Rosh Chodesh Sivan, as part of their ‘thin end of the wedge’ operation, to start taking more and more of our holy sites out of the picture, and off limits.
It’s a temporary state of affairs, mamash the last few skirmishes of the Sitra Achra against daat and Torah and our True Tzaddikim.
But they won’t win this time.
Just keep praying and working on our bad middot, and wait and see how all this will turn around, BH.
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