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June 2, 2015 10:14 am

Memorial Held for 3 Jewish Teens Murdered by Hamas ahead of ‘Unity Day’

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A memorial was held for the three Jewish teens murdered last summer by Hamas. Photo: IDF.

JNS.org – More than 1,000 people attended a memorial ceremony on Monday in the Judea and Samaria community of Talmon marking one year since Israeli teenagers Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel, and Eyal Yifrach were kidnapped and murdered by Hamas terrorists.

Though the three boys are believed to have been murdered on the day of their abduction, their bodies were not found until 18 days later. Among those present at the ceremony were members of the search teams who looked for the boys, as well as the special Israel Defense Forces unit that assisted the families during the search last summer.

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Friends, relatives and youth group leaders spoke about their memories of the boys.

“Exactly one year ago, I opened a new file on my computer and named it, ‘Waiting for Gil-adush,'” said Bat-Galim Shaar, using an affectionate nickname for her late son. “Since then, the file has filled up, and, in a way, our lives emptied.”

On Wednesday, June 3, Israelis will mark the first “Unity Day,” an initiative to bridge gaps and encourage tolerance in Israeli society and in Jewish communities abroad, created by the murdered boys’ bereaved parents, Israel’s Education Ministry, the Jerusalem municipality, and the Gesher non-profit.

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  • esther noodelman

    THE WAY WE CAN REALLY HONESTLY SAY THAT WE ARE UNITED IS IF WE CAN LAY ASIDE OUR PERSONAL FEELINGS AND ALL COME OUT ON JUNE 3RD TO SAY THAT OUR BROTHER JONATHAN POLLARD MUST BE RELEASED FROM PRISON,A VERY,VERY ILL MAN,AFTER SEVERAL RECENT INTESTINAL SURGERIES,AND AFTER 30 YEARS FOR A CRIME THAT GETS 2- YEARS.HE PASSED ON INFO TO ISRAEL THAT WAS WITHHELD FROM ISRAEL,A VERY GOOD ALLY.& THE INFO WAS CRITICAL TO ISRAEL’S SURVIVAL.ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! LET OUR BROTHER GO!!! IF WE CAN’T DO THIS IN HONOUR OF THESE 3 BOYS ,THEN WE ARE STILL NOT UNITED ENOUGH AND WE DO THESE BOYS DISHONOUR BY NOT COMING OUT LOUD AND CLEAR IN HIS DEFENSE. TZEDEK TZEDEK SHALL YOU PURSUE! HASHOMER ACHI ANOCHI? IN HONOUR OF THESE PRECIOUS SOULS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR AM YISROEL,LET US DO THE RIGHT THING,THE JUST THING AND STAND IN FRONT OF THE ISRAELI EMBASSIES TO INSIST THAT THEY DEMAND FROM THE U.S. JONATHAN POLLARD’S IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON HUMANITARIAN GROUNDS!!!!DAYENU!!!

    !!!HOW MUCH LONGER MUST OUR BROTHER JOSEPH SIT IN THE PIT?

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