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2014 Gaza ConflictIsrael Defense Forces

30,000 at lone soldier funeral

23 Jul, 2014

steinberg_funeralMore than 30,000 people pay their respects as Israel Defense Forces lone soldier Max Steinberg is laid to rest on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, with Israelis lining streets in Jerusalem in response to online drives to attend the 24-year-old California native’s funeral. 29-year-old Lod resident Eli Stern:

I came to support the family after hearing on the social networks that most of his family were not in the country. I do not know him, but I felt I had to be here, for his parents who come from abroad to feel all the people standing behind them, and that Max did not fall for nothing

John Kerry:

That’s a remarkable statement – we’re very grateful

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