Israel remembers 68 soldiers killed during Operation Protective Edge

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and President Reuven Rivlin are currently attending the ceremony at Mount Herzl dedicated to the memory of the 68 soldiers who fell during Operation Protective Edge.
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The ceremony commemorating the third anniversary of Operation Protective Edge is being held this evening (Thursday) at Mount Herzl. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and President Reuven Rivlin are among those who are attending the ceremony.

During the ceremony, Rivlin delivered a speech and laid a wreath in memory of the fallen soldiers. “We know that this was not the final conflict in Gaza,” Rivlin said in front of Israeli politicians and the families of the fallen soldiers.

The 2014 operation lasted from the beginning of July to the end of August. During Operation Protective Edge, 68 IDF soldiers and 5 civilians were killed and 1,620 soldiers and 837 civilians were injured.



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