Today is a day of mourning in Israel as it marks one month since the surprise attack by Hamas on October 7.

At 11am a minute’s silence will be observed across the country and flags will fly at half mast.

Commemoration ceremonies will also be held in schools and universities throughout the day.

Later in the afternoon, people will gather in city squares and other central areas to light candles in memory of fallen soldiers and murdered civilians.

In Tel Aviv, a memorial service for the bereaved families will be held from 6:30 p.m. at the Charles Bronfman Auditorium, where the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will play.

In Jerusalem, a memorial and protest rally by the bereaved families will be held at 7:30 p.m. in front of the Knesset. In the end, a permanent encampment will be set up outside the Knesset led by bereaved families demanding a new government, according to organizers.