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Siren sounds across country as Israel mourns fallen soldiers, victims of terror

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Israeli soldiers stand still as a memorial siren sounds during the ceremony marking Memorial Day for Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, on April 13, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Israeli soldiers stand still as a memorial siren sounds during the ceremony marking Memorial Day for Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, on April 13, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Sirens sound across the country at Israel begins marking Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terror.

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.

Counting from the “early days of Zionism” in 1851, the total number of terror victims stands at 4,216, according to Israel’s National Insurance Institute.

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