The events of Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and terror victims begin with an annual ceremony taking place at the Yad Labanim center in Jerusalem.
Attending the event are Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin and Chief Justice Esther Hayut.
Since last year, 43 new deaths have been recorded among defense troops, and 69 veterans died due to injuries sustained during their service. The total number of dead is now 23,928.
The main ceremony — and others all around the country — will start at 8 p.m., when a one-minute siren will sound nationwide.