Thousands mourned California-born Sgt. Max Steinberg who died fighting in the Gaza Strip after volunteering to join Israel's military.
Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of Sgt. Max Steinberg during his funeral, at the military cemetery in Jerusalem, on July 23, 2014. Steinberg, a 24-year-old American citizen who grew up in Southern California's San Fernando Valley, was killed while fighting in Gaza.
The parents of Sergeant Max Steinberg grieve at his coffin during his funeral. As operation 'Protective Edge' enters its 16th day, 29 Israeli soldiers and over 600 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, with the vast majority of Palestinians killed being civilians.
Hermine Antelman wrapped in an American flag attends the funeral of Sgt. Max Steinberg, at the military cemetery in Jerusalem.
Family and friends mourn over the tomb of Sgt. Max Steinberg.
Israeli female soldiers mourn during the funeral at the Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem.
Mourners attend the funeral of Sergeant Max Steinberg.