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Vigil to remember teen killed in attack in Israel

November 29, 2015

SHARON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts teenager killed in an attack in Israel earlier this month is being remembered with a candlelight vigil.

Ezra Schwartz was one of three people killed Nov. 19 by a Palestinian motorist who intentionally rammed his vehicle into a group of pedestrians in a West Bank area south of Jerusalem.

The 18-year-old Sharon resident graduated earlier this year from Maimonides School in Brookline.

He was in Israel for pre-college “gap year” studies and had been among a group of volunteers delivering food to Israeli soldiers at the time he was killed.

Sunday’s vigil takes place at 4:30 p.m. at Memorial Park Beach at Lake Massapoag in Sharon. It’s being sponsored by town selectmen and local clergy and comes a week after Schwartz was buried.

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