Gantz apologizes to family of last fallen soldier

April 12, 2013 01:58


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After failing to place a flag on the grave of the last fallen IDF soldier in Jerusalem's Mount Herzl military cemetery, and being slammed with criticism that this was done because that soldier is not Jewish, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gentz issued an apology on Thursday evening to anyone who was offended of the incident.

Ahead of the Remembrance Day for IDF, which will be marked on Monday, flags are placed on the graves of all fallen soldiers in the military grave site on Mount Herzl. It is also customary for the chief of staff to place the first flag on the grave of the last IDF soldier who fell.

The statement added that IDF procedures have been updated and that in the future, the chief of staff will place the flag on the grave of the last fallen soldier, regardless of the soldier's religion, race or gender.

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