Jerusalem – Israel Honors Fallen Soldiers On Annual Memorial Day

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    Israeli attend a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 10, 2016 as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90Jerusalem – Israel has begun its annual Memorial Day commemoration for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism.

    Sirens wailed Tuesday night across Israel, bringing the country to a standstill. Israelis stopped in their tracks at 8 p.m. and stood silently for a minute to honor and remember the dead.

    It’s one of the most somber dates on the Israeli calendar. Places of entertainment shut down. Radio and TV stations air documentaries about wars.

    The melancholic atmosphere ends sharply at sundown Wednesday when independence day celebrations begin.

    The country is marking Memorial Day amid an eight month-long wave of Palestinian violence that has killed 28 Israelis and two Americans. About 200 Palestinians have been killed, most said by Israel to have been attackers while the rest were killed in clashes with Israeli forces.


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    4 COMMENTS

    1. If they wouldnt capture israel from the arabs & would listen to hashem not to take a own land till משיח comes ALL this fallen soliders would still be alive, what a shood.

      • #2 is a moron but why keep printing his comments. I know that only he understands Hashem’s ways but even today? Give us all break from his stupidity for one day at least. These soldiers fell protecting him , and thousands of other people like him. enough already with hatred for the state

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