Separate Funerals to Be Held for Yom Kippur War Dead

In complying with requests of bereaved families and the Bereaved Parents Association, the army has decided to hold separate funerals for each of the 3000 Israelis who died in the Yom Kippur War now buried in temporary cemeteries. There will be seven funerals a day–with four funerals on Friday–at each of the large central military cemeteries. The funerals will start Aug. 6 and are expected to be concluded towards the beginning of Oct. The army chaplainship has made arrangements for carrying out the reburial services throughout the country.

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