This is a sad day, for all that love Israel. This war was made necessary by the actions of Hamas. But I don’t want to make this post about them.This is for those in Israel, mourning the 13 dead.

I am always amazed by those who serve. It is an enormous task that these young people are tasked with, yet they do it.

I am always amazed at the families. How hard it must be to send your child to serve in the IDF.

Israelis, please know that there are people all over the world mourning with you. You are not alone in your grief. You are strong and you will remain strong.

13 brave soldiers dead. May their memories be a blessing. May they rest in peace.