Israelis are holding a day of mourning today to mark the one-month anniversary of the October 7 shock onslaught by the Hamas terror group, in which over 1,400 people were killed, a majority of them civilians, and some 240 were taken hostage.
At 11 a.m., a minute of silence will be marked nationwide and local authorities across the country will lower the flag to half-staff.
Memorial ceremonies will also be held in schools and universities throughout the day.
Later in the afternoon, people will gather in town squares and other central areas to light candles in memory of the fallen soldiers and the murdered civilians.
In Tel Aviv, a memorial service for bereaved families will be held starting at 6:30 p.m at Heichal HaTarbut, officially the Charles Bronfman Auditorium, with a performance of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
In Jerusalem, a memorial and protest rally by bereaved families will be held starting at 7:30 p.m. in front of the Knesset. At the end of the service, a permanent camp will be set up outside the Knesset led by the bereaved families demanding a new government, according to organizers.