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Kerry offers condolances to family of American killed fighting for Israel

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 01:16

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry and Israeli President Peres meet parents of American killed while fighting for Israel in Gaza. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Kerry offers condolances to family of American killed fighting for Israel Mourners gather at the funeral for a 24 year old American born Israeli soldier. Max Steinberg is one of 32 Israeli soldier killed during the military assault on the Gaza Strip. His sister remembers her brother. (SOUNDBITE) (English) YOUNGER SISTER OF MAX STEINBERG, PAIGE STEINBERG, SAYING: "As I talk to you right now, my heart feels heavy because I can't explain to you how deeply I already miss you. But I know you're still in each and everyone of our hearts. And I know you will continue to always protect me." Later U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry joined the family. He told them he was in awe of their son and said America was proud of their son. Outgoing Israeli President Shimon Peres also met the grieving parents. Steinberg joined the army in December 2012. He had been scheduled to return to the United States in November after military service.

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Kerry offers condolances to family of American killed fighting for Israel

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 01:16