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United in grief: President Shimon Peres eulogizes the three murdered Jewish boys, whose bodies were found in a field near Karmei Tzur., July 1, 2014.

They burned sacred books and other items belonging to the community, first taking the time to pile them in a rough pile outside before ripping them up and torching them.

The site where the synagogue was built is located on a strategic hill overlooking the location where the bodies of the three kidnaped Israeli teens were found in 2014.


The synagogue itself has been a place where people would go to meditate and pray. It is a site the community residents have visited daily and consider a house of prayer, youth center and tour site.

As a result, the sense of violation and betrayal, hurt and outrage at the pre-dawn demolition is all the more intense.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.
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