He Ru Follow us: Make a7 your Homepage
      Free Daily Israel Report

      Arutz 7 Most Read Stories

      Blogs


      Memorial Day: Nature Reserve Commemorates Young Friends

      Tom and Tomer hill in southern Israel commemorates 73 soldiers who died in the 1997 Helicopter Disaster.
      By IsraelNN staff
      First Publish: 4/27/2009, 9:49 PM / Last Update: 4/28/2009, 10:03 AM

      On a cold night in early 1997, IDF soldiers prepared to enter southern Lebanon by helicopter. For reasons that remain unclear, two helicopters collided while waiting for clearance to continue. Seventy-three soldiers were killed.



      Loading...



      The father of one victim, Tomer Kedar, created a memorial nature park in southern Israel in memory of his son, his son's close friend and fellow victim Tom Kitayin, and the other 71 soldiers killed in the crash.

      Other related videos:

      Memorial Day: From Aliyah to Ultimate Sacrifice
      Memorial Day: Jumped on Grenade to Save Comrades
      Memorial Day: Sherry Mandell Remembers her Son
      Memorial Day: Died Saving his Schoolmates
      Memorial Day: Loved Building the Land
      Memorial Day: Park Commemorates Young Friends
      Memorial Day: Rebbetzin Jungreis on Jewish Suffering
      Memorial Day: Western Wall Ceremony
      Memorial Day: Dealing With The Trauma
      Independence Day: Where it All Began
      Independence Day: Publicize the Miracle
      Independence Day: A Chat About Dosh The Cartoonist