Nation mourns 22,867 fallen soldiers as siren sounds

Remembrance Day for servicemen and women who lost their lives defending Israel opened by President Peres at Western Wall; In the past year, 183 soldiers and security personnel died while serving the state.

Remembrance Day 311 (photo credit: Channel 10)
Remembrance Day 311
(photo credit: Channel 10)
The nation bowed its head Sunday evening for Remembrance Day , mourning the 22,867 servicemen and - women who fell defending the land of Israel since 1860 – the year the first Jews left Jerusalem’s Old City walls to settle other parts of the country.
In the past year, 183 soldiers and security personnel died while serving the state. The figure includes the Prisons Service victims of the Carmel fire.
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