Officer's testimony unclear - judge lets youth off the hook

Youth was indicted for being in an area closed off to Jews, but in court arresting officer couldn't explain where arrest took place.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 7/6/2017, 1:04 PM

'These orders have no justification and are meant to destroy us'

'Hilltop youth' demands police present evidence against him after he was banned from seeing his friends since the age of 15 - without trial.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2017, 11:45 AM

Ben-Gvir: Police are abusing the 'hilltop youth'

District Court rejects police appeal to place youth under detention, says case does not merit severe restrictions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/22/2017, 8:15 PM

'What are they doing to our son?'

Parents of detainee currently interrogated by Shin Bet internal security agency describe intense anguish following son's arrest.Mordechai Sones, 6/18/2017, 3:51 PM

'Stop the abuse of the Hilltop youth'

Legal precedent: Jerusalem District Court releases right-wing activist despite a suspended sentence imposed on him for the same offense.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2017, 7:39 PM

Nationalist activists arrested in Jerusalem

Youths follow administrative order, move to Jerusalem - then police raid apartment.Orly Harari, 6/12/2017, 9:37 AM

Justice Ministry to meet with 'hilltop youth'

Prosecution considers closing cases against youth who live on hilltop outposts in Judea and Samaria, as senior officials plan to meet them.Hezki Baruch, 5/30/2017, 8:32 AM

Court gives Picard day to organize

Community goodbye event for Elkana Picard today in Yitzhar, attended by all educational institutions and yeshivas in town.Mordechai Sones, 5/18/2017, 11:18 AM

Man distanced from home for hosting 'Hilltop Youth'

Samaria resident distanced from family home for four months, must appear before police every week. Honenu: 'A harsh and unusual blow.'Ido ben Porat, 5/16/2017, 10:07 AM

'The price tag against the hilltop youth'

Attorney Ben Gvir: Administrative orders without trial and without proof cause unnecessary agitation that could lead to price tag incidents.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2017, 8:55 PM

Police raid get-together of 'hilltop youth'

Police break up social gathering in Jerusalem Forest. 'It appears police have finished dealing with all the important criminal incidents.'Eliran Aharon, 5/5/2017, 7:46 AM

Justice tells attorney in court to see psychologist

Attorney Itamar Ben Gvir accuses Supreme Court Justice Noam Solberg of telling him to 'go see a psychologist.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/15/2017, 4:04 PM

Former 'hilltop youth' opens mechina

Former 'hilltop youth' founds mechina to honor comrade who fell in Operation Protective Edge.Shimon Cohen, 11/29/2016, 2:42 AM

'A 15-year-old boy is not a ticking bomb'

A Knesset committee convened this morning to discuss the rights of a 15-year-old boy punished on grounds of violence against Palestinians.Hezki Baruch, 8/2/2016, 10:41 AM

'Sometimes the feelings float up and you lash out'

Former hilltop youth explains how he turned his life around, why he helps Shin Bet stop Israeli attackers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/22/2016, 8:45 AM

Hilltop youth sues police for 30,000 shekels

After being wrongfully arrested, and left in difficult conditions, a small-time citizen strikes back with the help of Honenu.Rachel Kaplan, 7/11/2016, 4:14 PM

Diaspora Jewish students discover the real 'Hilltop Youth'

Many in the group felt nervous about meeting 'Jewish terrorists' - but soon found a very different reality to what they expected.Avi Yellin, 5/24/2016, 9:58 PM

An administrative detainee's poem: The Hilltop Youth

Meir Ettinger wrote this poem in Hebrew, with literary merit and flowing rhymes. Recently sent to Arutz Sheva, the English translation preserves the ideas, so readers can get to know the writer's feelings, but is not on the level of the Hebrew. Meir Ettinger, 5/17/2016, 4:29 PM

IDF sends detention orders to hilltop youth members

IDF generals sign administrative detention orders against Jewish youths. Honenu: 'Selective enforcement against entire population.'Menahem Schwartz, 2/24/2016, 5:52 PM

Poll: National religious reject 'hilltop youth'

New poll reveals highly negative views of 'hilltop youth' of Judea-Samaria among national religious public.David Rosenberg, 2/15/2016, 4:51 PM

'Duma arsonists have Jewish blood on their hands'

Deputy A-G attacks Duma suspects during discussion on 'Hilltop Youth' as right-wing activists accuse his office of 'torture' and 'sadism.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/9/2016, 7:46 PM

Stop slandering hilltop youth and let Meir Ettinger go

Another four months of detention without any criminal charges? What is going on here? (Note: an article by Meir Ettinger can be accessed through a link below) Robin Ticker, 2/8/2016, 9:11 PM

Jewish teens indicted for beating an Arab shepherd

In months old case, two Jewish teens indicted for allegedly beating Arab shepherd last spring. Attorney: 'no basis in factual evidence.'Ido Ben Porat, 1/6/2016, 2:34 PM

Thanking the hilltop youth and their parents

Do you know who the hilltop youth are? Or do you believe the mainstrem media? Paula R. Stern, 1/6/2016, 8:14 AM

A true indictment

We have waited for weeks for the indictment, for charges to be filed, for evidence to be shown and accusations made. Instead, the first of the boys was released after 17 days of abuse. Paula R. Stern, 12/28/2015, 11:54 PM

'Religious Zionists are not Kahanists'

Educator Sarah Eliash claims a small part of the population of Judea and Samaria has 'gone crazy.'Benny Tucker, 12/24/2015, 7:52 PM

'Hilltop youth cannot stay silent as state allows terror'

Founder of Samaria town urges state to stop persecuting 'hilltop youth' and help them instead, noting they face bloodshed daily.Benny Tucker, 12/18/2015, 10:53 AM

Video of Religious Commando Kid Goes Viral

Young boy puts the best warriors to shame whipping out combat moves at dizzying speeds, in a video that has caught fire online.Ari Yashar, 7/29/2015, 8:20 AM

The Credo of the Hilltop Youth

The credo of the "hilltop youth" is expressed in this article whose subject is the undercover police operation at Kochav Hashachar and the story of Elad Selah, an IDF soldier who has been jailed for alleged spying for the hilltop youth. Meir Ettinger, 5/29/2015, 4:30 PM

'Settlers Aren't Vacationing in Europe Anyway'

Attorney Ben-Gvir says EU travel ban initiative is 'anti-Semitic' and breaches international law - and also is meaningless.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 10/14/2014, 8:20 PM

MK Suggests 'Modern Anti-Semite' Prize for Amos Oz

MK Moallem reacts to famed writer's statement that 'hilltop youth' are Jewish neo-Nazis.Uzi Baruch, Gil Ronen, 5/11/2014, 7:51 AM

Judge Accepts Appeal on Administrative Order

Appeal overturns detention of nationalist activist from Samaria over administrative order, gives option of release to Golan Heights.Ari Yashar, 1/6/2014, 10:00 AM

Att'y Ben-Gvir Wins Legal Precedent For Samaria Minor

Nationalist attorney wins case for minor arrested by Ariel police who 'forgot' to inform his parents, says will force police consideration.Ari Yashar, 12/17/2013, 8:37 PM

Kibbutznik, ‘Hilltop Youth’ Sit to Talk

‘Hilltop youth’ meet far-left kibbutz leader. ‘I don’t accept their behavior, but they exist,’ leftist says.Maayana Miskin, 2/26/2013, 10:54 AM

The "Hilltop Youth": Israel's Heroes

The "hilltop youth" deserve our awe and respect, not the maligning to which they are subject.Giulio Meotti, 2/26/2013, 10:29 AM

After Restraining Order, Marzel's Son Arrested

Hours after he received a restraining order and was barred from Judea and Samaria, 19-year-old Yishai Marzel was arrested.Elad Benari, 1/6/2012, 4:15 AM

Barred Shomron Youth: Using Restraining Orders is Dictatorship

Tzvi Sukkot, one of 12 Shomron residents who have been barred from their homes, condemns the decision.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 1/6/2012, 2:12 AM

Samaria Residents: Israel is Becoming a 'Dictatorship'

Soldiers raided communities in Samaria early Thursday and distributed 12 restraining orders, barring activists from Judea and SamariaDavid Lev, 1/5/2012, 9:22 AM

B'Tselem NGO : Idea of 'Shooting Settlers is Unacceptable'

Leftist organization B'Tselem said that Binyamin Ben-Eliezer's idea of "shooting settlers" was "unacceptable."David Lev, 12/15/2011, 12:07 PM

Duma: A mark of disgrace and shame

Have our hands shed this blood?Professor Aviad Ha'cohen, 1/4/2016, 10:59 AM

My daughter's wedding

Father of the bride at wedding where dancers waved weapons and pictures of the Arab baby killed in Duma responds to the controversy in letter to Arutz Sheva. Lenny Goldberg, 12/30/2015, 2:31 PM

'Jewish Terrorists' - The Long View

There have been "Jewish terrorists" before. Today we consider many of them heroes, says this writer, who gives the side of the hilltop youth. Lenny Goldberg, 8/16/2015, 11:48 AM

On the Temple Mount: Forces for Good in a Hostile World

Jews arrested on the Temple Mount. For what crime? Does the West have idealists and heroes like the ones described below, willing to suffer for their beliefs? Giulio Meotti, 10/7/2012, 1:03 PM