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JNF Park to Commemorate Golan Battle Victims; Forest to Commemorate Munich Massacre Victims

The Jewish National Fund is to develop a recreation park at Gamla–site of a Jewish fortress northeast of the Sea of Galilee during the Roman wars. The park and a commemorative center in it will serve for camping and picnicking and to commemorate Israeli soldiers who fell on the Golan Heights in two wars as well as their ancestors who fell defending Gamla from the Romans.

The site was chosen by the Golan settlements committee and by parents of fallen soldiers. It will be developed jointly by the JNF and the Nature Reserves Authority. The area contains several beauty spots and the ancient fortress ruins.

In another action, members of six overseas wrestling teams taking part in a tourney in Israel this week have planted saplings in the JNF forest at Ben Shemen in memory of the Munich Olympic massacre victims. The delegations are from Ireland, Germany, Norway, Finland, Canada, Switzerland and Israel.