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Israel Defense Forces:
Israeli Casualties in Battle

(1860 - Present)


IDF: Table of Contents | Wars & Operations | Infantry Corps


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A total of 23,137 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), 2,446 Israelis have been killed in terrorist attacks - 2 since Yom Hazikaron (Israeli Memorial Day) 2013. Over the course of the year 2012-2013, 92 members of the security forces - police, IDF soldiers, security personnel and veterans - were killed in, or died as a result of injuries inflicted from, service to the state.
Engagement
Year(s)
Number Killed
1947-1949
6,373
1956
231
1967
776
1968-1970
1,424
1973
2,688
1982-1985
1,216
2000-2005
328
2006
117
2008-2009
10
2012
1
2014
64
1860-Present
9,927
Total:     23,155*
*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.

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