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Tears Flow as Israel Buries its Soldiers

Image: The girlfriend of Israeli soldier Yifrah mourns as she lies atop his grave during his funeral near Tel Aviv
The girlfriend of Israeli soldier Tal Yifrah mourns as she lies atop his grave during his funeral in Rishon Lezion near Tel Aviv on July 22, 2014. RONEN ZVULUN / Reuters

The grieving girlfriend of Israeli soldier Tal Yifrah lay atop his grave during his funeral in Rishon Lezion on Tuesday.

27 Israeli soldiers and two civilians have lost their lives in more than two weeks of fighting in Gaza. 570 Palestinians have been killed.

Image: Israeli soldiers attended the funeral of Sgt. Nissim Sean Carmeli
Israeli soldiers attend the funeral of Sgt. Nissim Sean Carmeli at the military cemetery in Haifa on July 21, 2014. Sgt. Carmeli, who was from Texas, was killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip on Sunday. Oded Balilty / AP

Two Israel Defense Force soldiers killed on Sunday were volunteers from the United States - so-called lone soldiers. One of them, 21-year-old Texan Nissim Sean Carmeli, was laid to rest on Monday, above.