web analytics
March 30, 2015 / 10 Nisan, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Funerals of Israeli Teens Brings Tears and Memories; Families and MK’s Eulogize

The procession at Shalavim of Naftali Frenkel.

The procession at Shalavim of Naftali Frenkel.
Photo Credit: Hillel Maeir / Tazpit News Agency

The families of the three murdered Israeli teens conducted separate services and eulogies before laying their children side-by-side in a joint funeral in the Modi’in cemetery later today. Thousands gathered together in the home communities of Gil-ad Sha’ar (16), Naftali Frenkel (16) and Eyal Yifrach (19), whose bodies were discovered on Monday evening not far from the site where they were abducted in Gush Etzion by Hamas terrorists nearly three weeks ago.

Israel’s government ministers spoke at each of the services. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon spoke at the service of Eyal Yifrach in Elad. “The song of their lives was stopped. They were kidnapped and murdered just because they are Jews,” said Ya’alon. “Even in these hours, our security forces are looking for their murderers and we will not rest until we find them. Before us stands a cruel enemy, a terror organization that seeks to kill us. But we will not be afraid and they will pay a heavy price.”

“Dear Yifrach family; Iris and Uri, these hours of personal grief are shared by all of us. May their memories, Gilad, Naftali and Eyal, be blessed,” said Israel’s Defense Minister.

“You were such an example to your family. Your brothers are missing you, Eyal,” said the weeping father, Uri Yifrach. Eyal Yifrach’s grandfather said at his wake: “I am convinced that Eyal struggled with the kidnappers with all his strength, to show them that we are not afraid, because he was a hero in his soul, a hero in his love to the Land of Israel, a hero of his love for the people of Israel, and certainly did not go like sheep to the slaughter. I’m sure he gave them what he could to prove that we are in our country, our homeland, and we are confident in the righteousness of our way that the Land of Israel is ours.” Eyal’s father asked his son to whisper in God’s ear and ask him to give them strength to cope. “It is hard without you, we need strength”, he said, “We are loving people, we have the love and it will win. We will not break. We cry, but these are tears of strength. We will not give up. We are here and you can do nothing about it. We are a strong nation.” Finance Minister Yair Lapid spoke at 16-year-old’s Gil-ad Sha’ar’s service in Talmon and Education Minister Shay Piron spoke at Naftali Frenkel’s service in Nof Ayalon. Both ministers spoke of the unity of the nation of Israel in the face of the heavy tragedy. “We will find the killers and punish them. The real revenge will be in the ability to bridge the gaps between us,” said Lapid. “We need each other on this day. We need one another, not anger, we need no further split, we need love, a common language,” said Lapid. “We are mourning a life which will not be actualized.”

“I remembered all the times we argued, how you would wake me up in the mornings to go to school,” said Shirel Sha’ar, Gil-ad’s sister with her mother holding her. “I told the nation of Israel much I will miss wrapping you in my tallit during the blessing of the Cohenim, now that tallit is wrapping your body today,” said Gil-ad’s father, Ophir Sha’ar, in a breaking voice. “I believe your story will be told for generations. I was able to speak to you an hour before you set home and heard your loving voice. Your sisters loved and were proud of their only brother,” said Gil-ad’s father.

The community of Nof Ayalon gathered together to remember 16-year-old Naftali Frenkel. “Three young boys killed in cold blood, in a shared fate, which in turn can only make us better people. Your death will lead this nation together onward. Rest in peace my dear son,” said the father of Naftali Frenkel, Avi, in tears. “Those people were out there to hunt, and you were those chosen,” said Racheli, Naftali’s mother. “We are thankful for the army, police, security forces that you promised to bring the boys back and they did. We will learn to sing without you. We will always hear your voice within us, Naftali.”

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

44 Responses to “Funerals of Israeli Teens Brings Tears and Memories; Families and MK’s Eulogize”

  1. From Italy: our deepestes condolences!!!!

  2. So sad and upsetting. :(

  3. Stu Katz says:

    May G-d hold these young men in his hands and close to his heart!

  4. Watching on TV, very very difficult! :'(

  5. Nina Carter says:

    Keeping the families and Israel before G_d in prayer. Shalom

  6. ה” ינקום מותם

  7. Prayers for the families sent in Love from America!!!!

  8. My deepest sympathy.

  9. Peg Angell says:

    Thinking of you all at this unbelievably sad time

  10. Flora Morina says:

    our deepestes condolences….from Albania!!!.

  11. The world stage must remove Hamas, AlQueda, And now ISIS. These are the only major upsurpers on planet Earth. Prime evil.

  12. y prayers are wirh all the familys

  13. Cris Lie says:

    My deepest condolences to the families and the Jewish people. My heart is deeply saddened on this Act of violence and terrorism.

  14. Eulogize then mobilize obliterate take back the GAZA in honor of their lives taken to soon this is not war this is murder

  15. Jean Kinney says:

    MAY GOD BRING COMPFORT TO EACH FAMILY

  16. Arman Abella says:

    God is your comforter

  17. Don’t let Muslim live in Jerussalem-Israel!!Kill them & also kill terrorist family!! I hate terrorist!!

  18. A very sad ending

  19. Jenny Bosman says:

    Prayers and love sent from SOUTH AFRICA for all the families and loved ones and Precious ISRAEL!

  20. Ess Emm says:

    Share & like the page in memory of the 3 boys ZT”L. https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=664338863664112

  21. Ess Emm says:

    Share & like the page in memory of the 3 boys ZT”L. https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=664338863664112

  22. So sad…so very sad!!! Words escape me right now but I know they are with G-d right now. May their families know they died hero’s!!!

  23. May you rest in eternal peace!!! From Montreal Canada!!!

  24. I would like to express my deep sorrow.
    I grieve with their parents and with all of Israel.

  25. Kim Sloan says:

    I am with you and my prayers are with these families, and all of Israel! Our hearts are heavy with grief, and we mourn with you! Am Yisrael Chai. From Los Angeles!

  26. Donna Hambright Glatt says:

    Our heart breaks from Tennessee, USA

  27. Our heart breaks, Tennessee,, USA

  28. prayers for those wich love them from romania”:(

  29. Jon Williams says:

    Love & Prayers for Families & Isreal..

  30. Steve Smith says:

    G-d bless these grieving families and G-d bless the Nation of Israel and may she find Shalom.

  31. love and prayers for families from India

  32. Susie Suzi G says:

    Praying always for all of you

  33. G-d bless and keep you in perfect peace, we send love and prayers from WA state

  34. Mehdi Akalai says:

    Hamas would have exchange them for 1,000 prisoners. Why abduct and then murder these poor guys it seems illogical.

  35. please God; if it by Thy Will, pour out blessings and mercy upon these three souls and their families, friends and all concerned and all souls who may have suffered in a similar way and fashion in the past in other parts of the world. Amen. And Please God, if it be Thy Will, protect and guide all souls now and in the future from any satanic influence and please if it be Thy Will redeem all souls in Thy Love Wisdom, Mercy and Grace. Amen

  36. Praying for wisdom and guidance for Israel and it’s leadership in this challenging moment. May God protect and sustain them.

  37. They are blessed, the Children of Israel, the People of Our God.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
One-third of polled Republicans see President Obama as the biggest imminent threat to the USA.
One-Third of GOP Voters See Obama Worse for US than Assad and Putin
Latest News Stories
One-third of polled Republicans see President Obama as the biggest imminent threat to the USA.

A Reuters poll shows that America is increasingly polarized, especially about President Obama.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu continued to lash out at a possible “bad deal” with Iran Monday and said, “The agreement being formulated in Lausanne sends a message that there is no price for aggression and on the contrary – that Iran’s aggression is to be rewarded.” Netanyahu said in a statement: The moderate and responsible […]

Jerusalem resident and Israeli citizen Khalil Adal Khalil arrested for joining the ISIS.

Release of a gag order reveals that the Israeli citizen and a friend traveled to Syria last year.

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov.

Lausanne has become the center stage of act that would put the world’s best novelist or Broadway producer to shame.

Inspections of Iranian nuclear sites won’t uncover possible nuclear activity in North Korea, or even China.

Colel Chabad and IFCJ have made sure thousands of Israelis will celebrate Passover with good food this year.

Former Secy of State Hillary Clinton says she wants to see US-Israeli relations on a “constructive footing” and Israel negotiating with the PA.

A rocket launched from Gaza landed in the Sinai, in the Egyptian half of the town of Rafiach (Rafah).

Rami Levi’s operating and net profit suffered from a 12% increase in the costs of selling, marketing, general and administrative expenses.

Matzah baking isn’t all just hard work. Sometimes it can be fun too.

Today on the Hebrew calendar is the 10th of Nisan – the day the People of Israel crossed into their new Land.

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert found guilty of fraud and breach of trust in a retrial in the ‘Talansky Affair.’

Iran suddenly refuses to transfer its already enriched uranium, despite prior agreement.

The PA chose practical self interest (survival) and is backing down from its unilateral threats.

A man makes his cooking pots kosher for Passover by dipping them into boiling water, in a process called Hagala.

Israel’s Government Building Becomes ‘Greenest Parliament’ in the World

More Articles from Aryeh Savir and Anav Silverman Tazpit News Agency
The procession at Shalavim of Naftali Frenkel.

“Dear Yifrach family; Iris and Uri, these hours of personal grief are shared by all of us. May their memories, Gilad, Naftali and Eyal, be blessed,” said Israel’s Defense Minister.

top-image

More than 60 rockets and mortars were fired at civilian targets from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday night and throughout Wednesday morning. Two foreign workers were critically wounded by a direct rocket hit, while working in chicken coops on a farm in the Eshkol region, which was badly hit.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/funerals-of-israeli-teens-brings-tears-and-memories-families-and-mks-eulogize/2014/07/01/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: