A visit to the Lamed He monument located near Kibbutz Netiv Halamed-Heh in Emek Ha'Ela perpetuates the memory of the 35th convoy who died in a bloody battle with the Arabs of the region.
Shimon Kushnir (one of the founders of the General Federation of Labor in Israel), Tuvia Kushnir's father, who fell in the Battle of the Lamed He gave it the nickname "the mountain platoon" after their fall.
How to get there?
Using WAZE, write Kibbutz Netiv HaLamed-Heh. When turning to the kibbutz you drive about 150 meters and turn right to the parking lot next to the site.
For those coming from the central region, take highway No. 1 to Jerusalem - exit at the Sha'ar Hagai interchange and drive on Route 38 Beit Shemesh - Beit Guvrin, pass Beit Shemesh and continue until the Ha'Ela junction, turn left onto Highway #375 to Kibbutz Netiv HaLamed-Heh, about 5 kilometers later turn left according to the signs to the kibbutz and continue about 150m, turn right and park in a parking lot close to the site.