TRIBUTE

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GILAD SHAER

Age 16

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NAFTALI FRAENKEL

Age 16

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EYAL YIFRACH

Age 19

On June 12, 2014, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped at a bus stop at the Israeli town of Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion, as they were hitchhiking to their homes. The three teens were Naftali Fraenkel (16, from Nof Ayalon), Gilad Shaer (16, from Talmon), and Eyal Yifrach (19, from Elad).

GAON represents the initials of the three teenage boys – Gimel for Gilad, Alef for Eyal, Noon for Naftali(the added O connects the letters together and transforms the boys’ initials into the word “Genius”).