An unusual tombstone, made from our local stone, in Meitar cemetery
After 18 long days of hoping and praying, waiting and searching, the bodies of Israel's three kidnapped boys were found yesterday.
The funeral services will begin soon for 19-year-old Eyal Yifrach at the synagogue in the family's home community of Elad; of 16-year-old Naftali Frenkel will depart from the synagogue in his home town of Nof Ayalon; and of 16-year-old Gil-Ad Shaer will depart from the central synagogue in his home town of Talmon.
Everyone will then come together at the cemetery in Modiin where the boys will be laid to rest side by side.
May God somehow console their parents and families.
A whole nation comes together in mourning.
Live coverage now of the very moving funerals. Watch even if you don't know Hebrew.
Follow the liveblog at The Times of Israel for full information.