Watch: Moment of silence for Ezra Schwartz

The New England Patriots held a moment of silence in honor of slain American yeshiva student Ezra Schwartz Monday.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

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The New England Patriots held an emotional moment of silence in memory of 18 year-old Ezra Schwartz Monday, who was slain last week in a Palestinian terror attack in Gush Etzion. 

"In a month in which the NFL salutes service of our brave men and women in our armed forces We also pause to remember the many who have recently lost their lives in senseless terrorist attacks abroad," the announcer stated. 

"Last Thursday this reality struck close to home when 18-year-old Ezra Schwartz, a native of Sharon, Massachusetts, and a huge Patriots fan was gunned down nearly 5,500 miles from home while studying abroad. At this time we would like to honor Ezra Schwartz and the hundreds like him with a moment of silence." 

The initiative to hold a moment of silence for Ezra was spearheaded by Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and received publicity after the cause was championed by former Yesh Atid MK Dov Lipman and shared by thousands on social media.