Mitzpeh Yair

This unique lookout point was erected in memory of Yair Engel, born on the kibbutz as the grandson of two of its earliest members. Yair lost his life in 1996 during his military service.

Designed by the artist Ran Morin, Mitzpeh Yair is constructed of chiseled stone that cloaks a centrally planted oak tree. The site offers a breathtaking view of the land between Jerusalem and Bethlehem that has been traveled for over three millennia. From the monument, ancient stone steps lead to the adjacent archeological park.