Canada expresses condolences to Israel following Lag B’Omer tragedy


April 30, 2021- Ottawa, Ontario- Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

"On behalf of all Canadians, I wish to express my deepest sympathies to the people of Israel and Jewish community in Canada after the tragedy at the Lag B’Omer festival, which resulted in countless injuries and over 40 deaths, including 2 Canadians.

"I extend my sincere condolences to the families who lost loved ones and wish those who were injured a quick recovery.

"Canadian citizens in Israel requiring emergency consular assistance should contact the Embassy of Canada to Israel in Tel Aviv at 972 3 636 3300. Canadians in Israel requiring emergency consular assistance may also contact Global Affairs Canada’s Emergency Watch and Response Centre by calling +1 613 996 8885 (call collect where available) or by sending an email to"


Syrine Khoury
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Media Relations Office
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