In his first comments since the Meron disaster, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri said Monday that he will support any initiative by the state to take full responsibility for the mountain compound.
"The Meron disaster was a decree from God, but this does not exempt us from inquiry," he said during a Knesset memorial session.
"There were legal troubles and this must end. It is time to take full responsibility for the compound. I will support any such action and I am sure the ultra-Orthodox public will do too."