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.