Israel remembers its fallen soldiers, victims of terror
At 7:30 p.m., there will be a candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall attended by President Reuven Rivlin, the IDF chief of staff, Lieut. Gen. Gady Eisenkot, the chief rabbi of the Western Wall, Shmuel Rabinovitz, and representatives of bereaved families. At the start of the official ceremony, the national flag will be lowered to half staff, and at 20:00 sirens will go off for one minute around the country.
At 9:15 p.m. there will be a ceremony titled “poems in their memory” at the Knesset that will be attended by hundreds of bereaved family members. Poems will be read by Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, the IDF deputy chief of staff, Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, and Police Commissioner Roni Alsheikh. Singers Shiri Maimon, Ninet Tayeb, Harel Skaat, Eidan Habib, Uzia Tzadok and military bands will also perform.
Paletinian terrorists stabbed their two friends, aged 86 and 82, in Jeruslaem.
On Wednesday, the events will start at 11:00 a.m. with sirens going off around the country for two minutes, followed by the official ceremony on Mt. Herzl to honor the fallen from Israel’s wars, which will be attended by the president, the prime minister, the chief of staff, the chief judge of the supreme court and representatives of bereaved families.
Official memorial ceremonies are to be held at cemeteries around the country. The ceremony at Kiryat Shaul cemetery in Tel Aviv will be attended by Defense Minister Yaalon. The official ceremony to honor those who died in terrorist attacks is to take place at 1;00 p.m. at Mt.. Herzl.