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May 6, 2016 9:17 am

Israel Publishes List of Fallen Soldiers, Terror Victims Ahead of Memorial Day

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Thousands of Israelis gathered last year in Rabin Sq on Yom Hazikaron, Israel's Day of Remembrance, to honor those who died defending the Jewish state. Photo: Twitter.

Thousands of Israelis gathered last year in Rabin Sq on Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Day of Remembrance, to honor those who died defending the Jewish state. Photo: Twitter.

The Ministry of Defense has published the official data of the number of Israel’s fallen soldiers and terror victims in advance of  Memorial Day (Yom Hazikaron), which will begin on the evening of May 10.

According to the statistics, the number of fallen soldiers since 1860 to the present day (May 6) stands at 23,447. Since Memorial Day in 2015, 68 people have joined the list while an additional 59 wounded war veterans who succumbed to their wounds were counted and recognized during the year as fallen soldiers.

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