#YomHazikaron Israel prepares to commemorate the 23,477 soldiers and victims of terrorism who have fallen since 1860 [VIDEOS]

ISRAEL HAYOM
On Memorial Day, an entire nation mourns its fallen
by Lilach Shoval and Yori Yalon
May 10, 2016

Every year, one siren — just a sound without words — stirs up so many feelings for so many people. On Memorial Day, an entire nation stops everything at 8 p.m., and stands in silence, needing no words. After all, when you are an Israeli citizen, you understand at a very young age that with their deaths, the 23,477 fallen soldiers killed in Israel’s many wars have given us life. Literally. In the passing year, since the last Memorial Day, 68 people were added to the list of fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism, and another 59 wounded veterans who died this year were also recognized as fallen IDF soldiers. The number of bereaved families in Israel stands at 16,307, of them 9,442 bereaved parents, 4,917 bereaved widows and 1,948 orphans under the age of 30. READ MORE

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1 Response to #YomHazikaron Israel prepares to commemorate the 23,477 soldiers and victims of terrorism who have fallen since 1860 [VIDEOS]

  1. The left doesnt get it, but if you are so surrounded by hatred, as Israel is, you would be extremely protective and responsive to all possible threats

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