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20,000 Escort Sean Carmeli to Final Resting Place

Funeral of IDF soldier Sean Carmeli.

Funeral of IDF soldier Sean Carmeli.
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Nissim Sean Carmeli (21) HY”D, a lone soldiers killed in Gaza, in Operation Protective Edge on July 20th, was laid to rest on Monday night at 11pm, in the military cemetery in Neve David, Haifa.

Sean was one of the two lone soldiers from the US, who were killed in the July 20th battle in Shejaiya, Gaza. 13 IDF soldier were killed in that fight.

Sean’s parents are Israeli, but moved to Texas, where Sean grew up. Sean decided to come to Israel for High School, and stayed on, eventually joining the Golani unit where he served with distinction and honor.

There was concern, as Carmeli was a lone soldier, that not many people would show up for his funeral. WhatsApp messages went out, informing people as to the time and place of the funeral.

More than 20,000 people showed up to escort slain IDF Golani soldier, Sean Carmeli, to his final resting place.

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51 Responses to “20,000 Escort Sean Carmeli to Final Resting Place”

  1. may his memories be a blessing

  2. May his memory be blessed. He gave his life for the protection of his country, his sacrifice will be treasured and remembered. May his family be comforted by the fact that he died doing the good and defending the right.

  3. Loren Renee says:

    Being shy is not a crime. We ❤️ All our IDF protectors!

  4. May his soul rest in peace I wish his family a long life and strength through this tragic time

  5. ברוך דיין האמת

  6. Sean will not be forgotten. May his memory and bravery be a blessing for us all.

  7. Shani Baum says:

    Sean may you Rest In Peace. I hope you saw just how many people love you and are devastated by your passing. May your memory be blessed. I love you יהי זכרם ברוך

  8. may HaShem bless his dedication to Israel

  9. Just & honorable. He served his countries with honor.

  10. Cori LBere says:

    Thanks to all those Israeli and I.D.F. for their heart ,…R.I.P. Sean…<3

  11. A great show of honor for a fallen hero

  12. A great show of honor for a fallen hero

  13. A great show of honor for a fallen hero

  14. Rest in peace. May your memory be for a blessing. Shalom.

  15. Rest in peace. May your memory be for a blessing. Shalom.

  16. Rest in peace. May your memory be for a blessing. Shalom.

  17. Shifra Unter look at that! 20,000 at his funeral

  18. Shifra Unter look at that! 20,000 at his funeral

  19. Shifra Unter look at that! 20,000 at his funeral

  20. May Sean Carmeli and every other person in the IDF who died recently in this war be remembered for a blessing.

  21. May Sean Carmeli and every other person in the IDF who died recently in this war be remembered for a blessing.

  22. When one of our children are hurt or killed we all bleede

  23. We will continue to pray for you all

  24. ברוך דיין האמת…

  25. Rick Murray says:

    Israels love for those that love them praise hashem

  26. May God be with his family

  27. May his memory always be for a blessing.

  28. He sure is not alone. I, and all of us, pray for every single soldier.

  29. He sure is not alone. I, and all of us, pray for every single soldier.

  30. Vicente Vera says:

    God bless you and your family.

  31. Dan Summer says:

    Great American I stand in awe of his bravery!

  32. Dan Summer says:

    Great American I stand in awe of his bravery!

  33. I’m Brazilian, I’m mourning his death

  34. I’m Brazilian, I’m mourning his death

  35. He was Maccabi Haifa football club fan. So the team supporters organized not to leave his small family alone in the hardest moments. It was close to 30000 fans of Maccabi Haifa who came from all over Israel to the burial in a Haifa. One of most moving moments in my life

  36. He was Maccabi Haifa football club fan. So the team supporters organized not to leave his small family alone in the hardest moments. It was close to 30000 fans of Maccabi Haifa who came from all over Israel to the burial in a Haifa. One of most moving moments in my life

  37. a defender….!!! –>— @}–>–>——-

  38. Sympathy to his family. His memory will live on. RIP

  39. That is so beautiful!

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