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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 23,320 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.

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
73
1860-Present
9,967
Total:     23,320*
*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)

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