BEIT HORON: BUSTAN HASHMONA
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.