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Bustan Hashmona (or Hashmona Or­chard) was erected in mem­ory of eight IDF sol­diers who died dur­ing the Sec­ond Le­banon War. This unique lo­ca­tion was cho­sen as the site for the memo­rial be­cause one of the sol­diers, Ohad Klaus­ner, was from Beit Horon.

The or­chard, which is lo­cated next to the Beit Horon Border Po­lice base, is also home to lots of boun­ti­ful fruit trees, and there are plenty of pic­nic ta­bles where vis­i­tors can stop for lunch. It’s a pretty pop­u­lar spot for hik­ers, since there are many trails lead­ing out from this spot, one of which will lead you up to Mitzpe Ohad, just 1.5 kilo­me­ters from the or­chard.

Di­rec­tions: Lo­cated on Road 443, be­tween Modi’in and Jerusalem, at the en­trance to Beit Horon.

(In­bal Klaus­ner)

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