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Israeli Soldiers Lay Fallen Brothers to Rest

Image: Israeli soldiers mourn with the brother of Israeli soldier Bnaya Rubel during Rubel's funeral in Holon
Israeli soldiers mourn with the brother of Israeli soldier Bnaya Rubel (kneeling) during Rubel's funeral in Holon, near Tel Aviv on Sunday. NIR ELIAS / Reuters

Israeli soldiers mourn with the brother of Israeli soldier Bnaya Rubel (kneeling) during Rubel's funeral in Holon, near Tel Aviv on Sunday. Eighteen Israeli soldiers, including Rubel, and two Israeli civilians have been killed since a near two-week-old offensive was launched in response, Israel says, to mounting cross-border rocket attacks by Hamas militants.

Gaza's Health Ministry officials said at least 405 Palestinians, many of them civilians, have been killed and about 2,600 wounded since Israeli air and naval bombardments began on July 8, followed by a ground push on Thursday.

Image: The casket carrying Israeli Sergeant Adar Barsano is carried to a burial plot in a cemetary during his funeral on July 20 in Nahariya, Israel.
The casket carrying Israeli Sergeant Adar Barsano is carried to a burial plot in a cemetary during his funeral on July 20 in Nahariya, Israel. Andrew Burton / Getty Images