Photo Credit: Gershon Elinson
Family and friends of the three boys - Gil-ad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkl, and Eyal Ifrach HY"D are surrounded by representatives from the JNF, The Gush Etzion Municipality and The Gush Etzion Foundation, 2018

This past week, the Gush Etzion Foundation along with the Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF) , and other partners, hosted a dedication ceremony with hundreds in attendance at the new Gush Etzion ‘Boys’ Promenade and Ezra’s Lookout.’

The Promenade and Lookout located between the communities of Alon Shvut and Rosh Tzurim, were built in memory of Gil-ad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkl, Eyal Ifrach, and Ezra Schwartz HY”D.


In 2014, teenagers Gilad, Naftali, and Eyal were kidnapped at the Alon Shvut Junction and murdered by Arab terrorists, setting off events leading to ‘Operation Protective Edge’ in Gaza that summer.

Just over a year later, Ezra was murdered in a terror shooting outside of the entrance to Alon Shvut while on his way to beautify a Gush Etzion nature reserve, ironically built in memory of the three boys.

Family members of the four boys spoke at the ceremony along with Members of Knesset Yehudah Glick and Shuli Mualem-Rafaeli, Gush Etzion Mayor Shlomo Ne’eman, Gush Etzion Foundation Director Shani Simkowitz, JNF Chief Israel Officer Eric Michelson, and other VIP’s.

Ruth Schwartz, mother of Ezra Schwartz, a Boston-area teen murdered in a 2015 terror shooting in Gush Etzion.

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