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  • Over a thousand people gather in protest of upcoming demolitions

    11/18/2017 2:50:52 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/11/17 | Eliran Aharon
    Embedded Video, no You Tube link Over a thousand people from all over Israel participated on Saturday night in an event supporting the residents of Elazar's Netiv Ha'avot neighborhood. Participants called on the Israeli government to legalize the neighborhood and prevent the upcoming expulsions and destruction. Gush Etzion Regional Council Head Shlomo Neeman said, "The best of our youth has come to support Netiv Ha'avot. Hundreds of youth have come to dance and eat a melaveh malka (Saturday night meal) organized by Ofra's youth. Come support us!" A spokesperson from Netiv Ha'avot Headquarters said, "Our struggle continues, and approximately a...
  • Terror Attack at Gush Etzion

    04/19/2017 6:03:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    One person was lightly wounded in a ramming attack at Tzomet haGush – the Gush Etzion Junction, on Wednesday afternoon just after 4 PM. The man, age 60, suffered a head wound and is listed as light to moderately wounded. He was taken to Sharei Tzedek hospital. The terrorist was shot and neutralized. Update: The terrorist is in critical condition and was also transported to Sharei Tzedek Hospital. Update; 5:15 PM: The terrorist died in the hospital. The terrorist had a large knife in the car, which he did not get a chance to use. Yossi Hess, a senior EMT...
  • US tongue-lashes Israel for its strategic 'new settlement'

    01/09/2016 1:22:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/1/16 | Ari Yashar
    In response to Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon's (Likud) announcement last Wednesday that a strategic 40 dunam compound is being officially added to the Gush Etzion region in Judea, the US lost little time in condemning the move. The land that is being added was purchased by American millionaire Irving Moskowitz and his wife, and is referred to as "Beit Bracha." Jerusalem Councilman and Israel Land Fund (ILF) Director Arieh King covertly obtained the abandoned church complex adjacent to Highway 60 three years ago according to reports, and worked to renovate the compound. On Friday, US State Department spokesperson John Kirby...
  • Dozens of pipe bombs found in Gush Etzion village

    12/05/2015 2:38:03 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/15 | Kobi Finker
    The IDF and Border Police carried out a large-scale operation over the weekend that led to the discovery of illegal military equipment in Judea and Samaria. As part of an effort to prevent terror attacks, the IDF's Etzion Brigade and Maglan unit, along with Border Police, entered the village of Beit Ummar, in Gush Etzion. While there, they uncovered dozens of pipe bombs and a handgun that were hidden underground and intended for use in attacks. The objects have been taken for explosives testing. In addition, the Rotem Battalion arrested a Palestinian man with two knives in Huwara, near Shechem....
  • Two Israelis, one Palestinian killed in Gush Etzion attack

    11/19/2015 3:02:52 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/11/15 | Ari Yashar
    Three people - two Israeli and one Palestinian - have been murdered and another seven wounded on Thursday afternoon in a shooting attack in Gush Etzion region, ten minutes south of Jerusalem. Of the victims, several are reportedly citizens of the United States. A critically wounded 18-year-old victim died of his wounds inflicted in the attack shortly after, as did a 50-year-old victim who was evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem with bullet wounds in his upper body. He had been classified as very seriously wounded and was unconscious. A third victim killed in the attack was a...
  • Knife removed from spine of woman stabbed in Gush Etzion

    10/28/2015 1:51:59 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/10/15 | Ari Yashar
    Generic video unrelated to the event A complicated surgery was completed Wednesday night on the woman who was stabbed in the back by an Arab terrorist in Gush Etzion earlier in the afternoon, and in it the knife's blade was removed from her spine. After being stabbed and moderately wounded, the woman was evacuated to Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem with the knife still in her back, and there she underwent the surgery. In the operation, the knife was removed from where it was stuck in her spinal column. She was then given additional checks to estimate the extent of...
  • Watch: Israeli man describes heroic battle with terrorist

    10/25/2015 7:02:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/10/15 | Hezki Ezra
    ..... Video Ben-Aharon, a resident of the town of Meitzad in Gush Etzion, suffered wounds to his face when the terrorist hurled a rock through his windshield, and then stabbed him at least twice. Yet he still found the strength to grapple with his assailant, knocking the knife out of his hand before shooting and injuring the terrorist. Incredibly, due to the lack of cellphone coverage...Ben-Aharon was forced to drive roughly half a kilometer before he could call the police. The attack appears to have been a planned ambush; a tow truck blocked Ben-Aharon's way, and when he stopped...
  • Stab victim had to drive half a kilometer to get phone reception

    10/25/2015 7:47:04 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/10/15 | Eliran Aharon
    After experiencing numerous terror attacks on its roads in the past weeks – the most recent one on Sunday morning – officials of the Gush Etzion Regional Council were demanding full cellphone coverage on all roads, in order to enable victims of terror attacks and those threatened with violence to call for help, without having to search for a signal. Earlier Sunday, an Israeli man was stabbed by an Arab terrorist near the haredi community of Metzad in Gush Etzion. Security forces and Magen David Adom teams were immediately dispatched to the scene. The injured victim was taken to hospital...
  • Car Attack in Gush Etzion

    10/20/2015 1:43:56 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/10/15 | Ari Soffer
    Video Nearby CCTV cameras captured the moment an Arab driver slammed into Jewish pedestrians waiting at a hitchhiking post at Gush Etzion Junction, south of Jerusalem. The attack on Tuesday afternoon left two people injured. Soldiers at the scene shot the terrorist dead as he emerged from the car armed...
  • 'If UN Recognizes Palestine, Israel Must Annex in Judea-Samaria'

    12/27/2014 3:49:20 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/12/14 | Ari Yashar
    Likud Central Committee chairman Danny Danon, who is challenging Binyamin Netanyahu for leadership of the party, on Saturday night called on Israel to respond to an expected UN recognition of the Palestinian Authority (PA) as the "state of Palestine" by declaring sovereignty in Judea and Samaria. "We must clarify in the clearest terms to the world that every unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state will bring Israeli sovereignty," declared Danon in a meeting with Likud activists in Judea's Gush Etzion region. Prime among the attendants at the meeting were Kiryat Arba Regional Council head Malakhi Levinger and Deputy Gush Etzion...
  • Palestinian attacks family of 6, including young children, with acid

    12/12/2014 8:03:18 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 10 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 12/12/2014 | ITAMAR SHARON
    Seven people, including a family of five with young children, were lightly wounded in the West Bank Friday afternoon when a Palestinian man hurled acid into their car, before being shot and seriously wounded. The attack occurred near a checkpoint between the Gush Etzion settlement of Beitar Illit, where the family is from, and the Palestinian village of Husan, southwest of Jerusalem. Palestinian news agency Ma’an identified the attacker as Jamal Abd al-Majid Ghayatha, 45, from the West Bank village of Nahalin. Media networks affiliated with Hamas said the man was a former Palestinian prisoner in Israel jail, Israel Radio...
  • Young Woman Stabbed to Death at Gush Etzion Junction

    11/10/2014 4:26:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/11/14
    Video Dalia Lemkos hy"d, 26, of Tekoa, was stabbed to death, and two other people were wounded in a terrorist attack at a hitchhiking station outside the town of Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion Monday evening - the second such attack in less than 12 hours. Lemkos died of neck wounds, according to paramedics. Chilling CC TV video shows the terrorist plowing into Lemkos with his car, then returning to stab her. The time of her funeral has not been released. A 26-year-old man who was also stabbed is in light to moderate condition and a 50-year-old was hurt...
  • Sisi Blames Israeli Lack of ‘Peace’ For Islamic State

    09/03/2014 1:35:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    INN ^ | 9/3/2014, 6:54 PM | Ari Yashar
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi blamed Israel for fueling terrorism in the Middle East by not making peace with the Palestinian Authority (PA) on Wednesday, in light of the tensions between the West and the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). The lack of a “peace process” in Israel contributes to a “fertile environment for the growth and spread of extremism, violence and terrorism,” claimed Sisi, who violently overthrew former President Mohammed Morsi last July 3. […] Sisi has been critical towards Israel, despite serving as mediator between the Jewish state and the terrorist organization Hamas in negotiations that led to...
  • EU, U.S. Condemn State Land Designation

    09/02/2014 2:41:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/9/14 | Elad Benari
    Israel was again condemned on Tuesday over its decision to declare 4,000 dunams of land in Judea, mostly in Gush Etzion, as state land, with the European Union (EU) and the U.S. State Department being the latest ones to issue condemnations. "We condemn the new appropriation of land in the West Bank, relating to plans for further settlement expansion, announced by the Israeli government on Sunday,” said the EU in a statement. “Settlements are illegal under international law, constitute an obstacle to peace and threaten to render the two-state solution impossible. The EU reiterates that it will not recognize any...
  • Abbas: State Land Designation in Gush Etzion Ruins Peace

    08/31/2014 12:26:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/8/14 | Moshe Cohen
    alestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas is livid over the decision by the government earlier Sunday to assign about 4,000 dunams (988 acres) of land in Judea and Samaria as state land. Most of the land involved is in the Gush Etzion region. The decision opens the possibility of further construction in the region. The decision is one of Israel's responses to the kidnapping and murder of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrah, Naftali Frenkel, and Gilad Sha'ar. The three were kidnapped in Gush Etzion and their bodies were found several weeks later in a field near Hevron. Speaking Sunday evening, Abbas spokesperson...
  • Hit and Run Terrorism at Gush Etzion Bus Stop

    07/26/2014 3:21:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 25/7/14 | Tatzpit News Agency
    An Arab driver swerved into a group of people, mostly women and girls standing at a Gush Etzion Junction (Tzomet HaGush) bus stop. One woman (20) was injured in the attack, and was taken to Hadassah Ein Karen hospital. The driver drove off and was captured south of Gush Etzion. The driver claims it was an accident, but after reviewing the footage (below), the police believe... The footage was captured by the security camera overlooking the bus stop. Video
  • Shin Bet reveals identity of two main suspected kidnappers

    06/28/2014 2:48:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 26/6/14 | Yaakov Lapin
    The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) revealed on Thursday the identity of the two chief suspects wanted for involvement in the kidnapping of three Israeli youths earlier this month. Both Marwan Kawasme and Amar Abu Aysha are from Hebron and longstanding Hamas members. The Shin Bet added that both were wanted as soon as security forces learned of the kidnapping. “Since then, the Shin Bet and IDF have been carrying out a wide-scale search aimed at capturing the wanted suspects,” the security agency stated. “The first aim is to track down the location of the abducted youths.” Eyal Yifrah, 19,...
  • Hikers Find Human Skull and Bones in Gush Etzion Cave

    04/23/2014 11:06:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | Sunday, April 20th, 2014 | Tazpit News Agency
    A surprised group of hikers in Gush Etzion stumbled across human bones in a cave near Ein Tzurim, according to police. The hikers immediately called 100 (Israel’s 911), and the police came to investigate. The police, once on the scene realized that this wasn’t a murder scene and called the Israel Antiquities Authority. A preliminary examination by their experts indicate that the bones are apparently those of Jews from the Second Temple period. Davidi Perl, the mayor of the Gush Etzion Regional Council discussed the discovery with Tazpit, “We’re talking about a very interesting discovery, and in retrospect, an incredibly...
  • Netanyahu reaffirms Israel claim to parts of West Bank

    01/24/2010 12:26:43 PM PST · by ColdOne · 222 replies · 1,818+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 24,2010 | Jeffrey Heller
    Our message is clear: We are planting here, we will stay here, we will build here, this place will be an inseparable part of the State of Israel for eternity," Netanyahu said in the Gush Etzion enclave. Speaking after meeting U.S. President Barack Obama's Middle East envoy in Jerusalem, Netanyahu vowed Israel would also keep its two biggest West Bank settlements, Maale Adumim and Ariel. His comments came as no surprise to the Palestinians, who were put on notice by
  • Minister: 1,000 New Homes to be Built in Judea

    06/14/2013 9:09:03 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/6/13 | Gil Ronen
    One thousand new housing units for Jews will be built in the Etzion Bloc, in Judea, the Minister of Construction and Housing annnounced. Minister Uri Ariel (Bayit Yehudi) met Wednesday with the Etzion Bloc Regional Council head Davidi Perl and discussed continued construction in the region, despite international pressure not to build homes for Jews there. The minister decided, in the course of the meeting, to make sure that “meaningful progress” takes place as regards several construction plans in the region. This includes the beginning of the planning process for a new 1,000-home neighborhood in the Gvaot neighborhood in Alon...