On August 5, 2009, in the early morning hours, Uriel’s tank had to cross over a deep ditch on a mobile bridge. Uriel felt the tank was not crossing straight. He commanded his crew to brace themselves. This was his last command, enabling his soldiers to take precaution. He, however, was thrown from the tank and killed instantly. He was able to save his soldiers but not himself.
Rav Yaakov Don, 49, from Alon Shevut, was one of the three victims murdered in the Gush Etzion shooting attack on November 19, 2015. Rav Don was a married father of four who left his family too soon
The Pina Chama (a cozy corner), is a place where soldiers can stop for a bit of rest, for a drink, something to eat or just a kind word on the way to their bases. It is located at the Gush Etzion Junction
The Gush Etzion Regional Council and the Gush Etzion Foundation have decided to memorialize the boys by building a promenade