Thousands mourned California-born Sgt. Max Steinberg who died fighting in the Gaza Strip after volunteering to join Israel's military.
The parents of Sergeant Max Steinberg grieve at his coffin during his funeral on July 23, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. As operation 'Protective Edge ' enters its 16th day, 29 Israeli soldiers have been killed and over 600 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, the vast majority being civilians. Ilia Yefimovich / Getty Images