The Oz veGaon Nature Preserve was established by members of ‘Women in Green’ and residents of Judea with the support of the Gush Etzion Local Council as a Zionist response to the murder of the three youths, Eyal, Gil-ad and Naftali, hy”d, on the night that it was discovered that they had been murdered by Arab terrorists, the third of Tammuz, July 1,2014.
The preserve overlooks the Gush Etzion Junction, and is located 300 meters west of Kibbutz Migdal Oz. The preserve has become an active educational and tourism site. There is playground equipment for children, a picnic area, camping area, a synagogue, an event hall for 150 people and more.
Hundreds of groups come to the site to hear talks by the founders of the preserve as well as to volunteer in the work of developing the site.