Israeli Casualties in Battle
(1860 - Present)
A total of 23,320 men and women have been killed defending the land of Israel since 1860, the year that the first Jewish settlers left the secure walls of Jerusalem to build new neighborhoods.
Since the end of the War of Independence (1948), 2,477 Israelis have been killed in terrorist attacks - 31 since Yom Hazikaron (Israeli Memorial Day) 2014. In 2014, 116 members of the various Israeli Defense establishments were added to this casualty list. During Operation Protective Edge, which lasted from July 8th to August 5th, 67 soldiers were killed.
*This number includes disabled IDF veterans who later died from their wounds and non- IDF personnel who
fell in the line of duty.
Sources: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel Government Press Office, IDF and other Israeli sources, Haaretz (April 19, 2015)