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US 'Lone Soldiers' Among Israel Casualties

Among Israel's casualties in the Gaza Strip this week: two soldiers born and raised in the United States. The two men, 24-year-old Max Steinberg of California and 21-year-old Nissim Sean Carmeli from Texas, were so-called "lone soldiers," members of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) who do not have family in Israel to support them. In a country where military service is mandatory for most citizens, those who join voluntarily stand out from the crowd. The Lone Soldier...

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