Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Two American Members of the IDF Killed In Israel
Notice the silence from the White House, which is focused on the image of the terrorists attacking Israel.
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More than 30,000 Israelis came out today to say a final farewell to a 24-year-old volunteer soldier from California who was killed fighting Hamas militants last weekend.
Scores of soldiers dressed in the olive-green uniforms of the Israeli Defense Army wept and embraced one another at the Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem Wednesday morning during the funeral for Sgt Max Steinberg.
Steinberg, an American-Israeli dual national, is one of two American members of the IDF - the so-called 'lone soldiers' - who were killed during a skirmish in Gaza Sunday.
'Tell my mom I love her': Heartbreaking last words of American 'lone soldier' killed fighting in the Gaza Strip as 30,000 mourners attend his funeral in Jerusalem
Sgt Max Steinberg, 24, was laid to rest at Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem Wednesday
Most of the 30,000 people who came out to honor Steinberg didn't know him but answered a call on social media
Max's parents, brother and sister flew out from southern California to bury the fallen soldier
Steinberg was one of two Israeli-American volunteers killed in Gaza Sunday
Some 20,000 people came out for the funeral of Nissim Sean Carmel, 21, from Texas, earlier this week
There are about 2,000 lone soldiers currently serving in the Israeli military
By SNEJANA FARBEROV
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 10:47 EST, 23 July 2014 | UPDATED: 16:22 EST, 23 July 2014