Tagged Gilad Shaar

At Israeli teens’ funeral, personal grief and national solidarity merge

Rachel Fraenkel, mother of Naftali Fraenkel, cries over the body of her son, during the joint funeral for three murdered Jewish teens in the Modiin cemetery, on July 1, 2014. (Flash 90)

MODIIN, Israel (JTA) — They were their mothers’ sons. They were all of our sons. They were dear boys. They were martyrs for Israel. They were funny, clever, creative. They are the messengers of the Jewish people in heaven. The joint funeral Tuesday of Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar and… Read more »

JFSA to hold community memorial service for Israeli teens at JCC

A community-wide memorial service for the three Israeli teens found murdered June 30 will be held Tuesday, July 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. Naftali Fraenkel, 16, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Eyal  Yifrah, 19, were kidnapped June 12 while hitchhiking near the West Bank settlement of… Read more »

With discovery of Israeli teens’ bodies, national ordeal ends in tragedy

At the hitchhiking spot in the West Bank where teenagers Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Fraenkel and Gilad Shaar were abducted, Israelis light memorial candles after the discovery of their bodies, June 30, 2014. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90)

TEL AVIV (JTA) — A national ordeal here ended in tragedy as three Israeli teenagers kidnapped earlier this month were found dead near Hebron. The discovery of their bodies Monday night by the Israeli army and volunteer searchers brings to an unhappy conclusion the intensive effort to find the… Read more »