Total war and terrorism deaths stand at 22,447

May 6, 2016 01:04


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Ahead of Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism, which begins on Tuesday evening, the Defense Ministry released an updated total on the number of fatalities since 1860 – 22,447.

Sixty-eight deaths were added to the figure since the previous Remembrance Day. Additionally, 59 disabled IDF veterans died as a result of their condition.

Today, there are 9,442 bereaved parents, 4,917 widows and 1,948 orphans as a result of these attacks, according to the ministry’s figures.

The ministry expects some 1.5 million people to visit military cemeteries during Remembrance Day next Wednesday.

On Tuesday, a nationwide siren will sound at 8 p.m., marking the start of Remembrance Day.

A two-minute siren will sound on Wednesday at 11 a.m., marking the start of state memorial ceremonies across the country.

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