“I am on my way home,” were the last words Eyal Yifrah, 19, told his mother over the phone right before he was kidnapped and killed by Hamas on the night of June 12, along with Naftali Fraenkel, 16, and Gil-Ad Shaer, 16.
In the difficult year that has followed, the phrase “on my way” has come to symbolize for Eyal’s mother, Iris, her son’s love of life and the fervor with which he lived it.
“He was young. He loved to do things. He was always on his way somewhere. In almost every message he left me, he would say, ‘I’m going to meet friends. I’m heading to the yeshiva. I’m leaving for the trip.”