Matan Lookout is on the Gidonim ridge above Itamar, and was built in memory of 1st Lt. Matan Zagron, an Itamar resident who sacrificed his own life to save others. On 21 Cheshvan, 5763 (27 October, 2002), at the gas station in Ariel, Matan captured a terrorist who was wearing an explosive belt. Maj. Tamir Masad and Sgt. Maj. Amihud Hasid were also killed in that incident.
Matan was an active member of Moledet Youth and anonymously donated generous sums to charity. He began his IDF service in Paratroop Battalion 890 and was a company commander at the time of his death.
We invite you to sit on one of the benches or the swing to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Jordan valley and the Jordanian mountains to the east.