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Siren set to wail across Israel as daytime memorial ceremonies for fallen commence

People stand still in Jerusalem as a siren is sounded on Memorial Day for Israel's fallen soldiers and terror victims, May 8, 2019. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)
People stand still in Jerusalem as a siren is sounded on Memorial Day for Israel's fallen soldiers and terror victims, May 8, 2019. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Sirens are set to wail across the country at 11 a.m. as many Israelis gather in cemeteries for daytime Memorial Day ceremonies.

Ceremonies are also being held in schools for students.

Fifty-six soldiers have died during their military service since Israel’s last Memorial Day. Another 84 disabled veterans died due to complications from injuries sustained during their service.

The numbers brought the total of those who have died during service to the country since 1860 to 24,068.

Thirty-three names were also added to the list of terror victims who perished in attacks in the past year. Another four disabled victims died due to complications from serious injuries they sustained in attacks, bringing the total to 3,199 since Israel was established in 1948.

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