'Arabs attacked us and the police took our weapons away'

Police return weapons to Samaria residents five months after Arab mob pelts their car with stones.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/5/2017, 7:31 PM

Victims of Great Revolt brought to rest in Ofra

Remains of Jews who perished in the Great Revolt against the Romans and were discovered in Binyamin secretly buried in Ofra.Hezki Baruch, 9/1/2017, 6:00 AM

AG approves new homes in Ofra, Gush Etzion

Attorney General Mandelblit green-lights 91 new homes in Ofra in Samaria, 56 houses in Kfar Etzion in Judea.Hezki Baruch, 7/12/2017, 12:15 PM

Bennett: We fought for the residents of Amona

Education Minister says those hurt by expulsions can 'choose to sink into despair, or to choose life.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/20/2017, 4:20 PM

'A loss for the entire country'

President Rivlin makes condolence call to bereaved family of Elhai Taharlev, the 20-year-old soldier murdered in a terror attack last week.David Rosenberg, 4/9/2017, 7:38 PM

Watch: IDF operation in terrorist's village

IDF forces prepare for demolition of terrorist's home after attack, confiscate stolen vehicles found in village.Ido Ben Porat, 4/7/2017, 9:18 AM

Outpouring of grief over Elhai's murder

Yeshivas and rabbinic organizations express their sorrow at the loss of soldier murdered in car attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2017, 4:26 PM

Soldier murdered near Ofra: Elhai Taharlev

A fighter in the IDF’s Golani Brigade, Elhai Taharlev, was identified as the soldier murdered in the car attack this morning.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2017, 2:08 PM

Car attack: Jew murdered in Binyamin region

20-year-old Israeli murdered and another youth injured after a car terror attack near Ofra. Terrorist neutralized and arrested.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2017, 10:25 AM

In spite of everything: Ofra is expanding

Following last week's destruction of 9 Ofra homes, residents pick up pieces, lay foundation for 10 new units.Eliran Aharon, 3/9/2017, 8:22 AM

Ofra protesters won't be placed under house arrest

Israeli court rejects police appeal to place rooftop protesters under house arrest.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 3/5/2017, 10:39 AM

'It's not easy to watch your house be demolished'

Ofra resident speaks of hardships as his family's home is demolished by a bulldozer. 'We always look forward.  We have to look forward.'Yoni Kempinski, 3/2/2017, 8:11 PM

Police: Ofra evictions complete, demolition commencing

Police announce removal of last protesters from Ofra homes. Demolition of 9 homes underway.Gary Willig, 3/1/2017, 3:51 PM

Watch: Government demolishes Ofra homes

Defense Ministry demolishes Ofra residents' homes, takes youth off rooftops.Eliran Aharon, Chana Roberts, 3/1/2017, 12:49 PM

'Netanyahu should've been more courageous'

Avi Ro’eh, chairman of the Binyamin Regional Council and the Yesha Council, speaks after the eviction of nine homes in Ofra.Hezki Baruch, 3/1/2017, 4:46 AM

Ofra: Arrested for providing food and sleeping bag to evictees

Resident of Ofra arrested after using a multicopter to transfer food and sleeping bag to people barricaded on their roof.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2017, 2:16 AM

Ofra eviction completed

Justice Minister: 'The land will remain empty and no one will benefit from it. This is pointless destruction.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/28/2017, 7:31 PM

Watch: The Ofra eviction as it unfolds

See albums from evacuation of nine houses in Ofra, Tuesday 2nd of Adar 5777Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/28/2017, 2:41 PM

Ofra evictions: 8 homes evacuated, 8 officers injured

Security forces complete evacuating 8 of 9 homes slated for demolition. 8 officers injured in clashes with protesters. Two arrests.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/28/2017, 1:44 PM

Ofra reservists protest demolitions in IDF uniforms

Ofra reservists call on people to come in IDF uniform and protest demolitions in Ofra. "We are not second-class citizens or lawbreakers.'Hezki Baruch, 2/28/2017, 10:12 AM

'We are being evicted for an imaginary owner - is that justice?'

Vardit Kfir, whose house in Ofra is being evacuated Tuesday, says residents are there to stay. 'Land of Israel belongs to the Jews'.Yoel Domb, 2/28/2017, 9:53 AM

High Court rejects Ofra petition - houses to be demolished

Justices reject Ofra residents request to seal rather than demolish 9 homes, approve destruction of houses.Reut Hadar, 2/27/2017, 5:51 PM

IDF deploys barriers anticipating Ofra demolitions

IDF forces deploy barriers in east Binyamin ahead of destroying nine houses in Ofra scheduled for tomorrow.Mordechai Sones, 2/27/2017, 5:08 PM

Jewish man banned from Ofra

Jew protesting demolition of 9 homes in Ofra banned from town until after evacuation, despite having committed no crime.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2017, 8:32 PM

Youths evicted from Ofra home ahead of scheduled demolition

One of nine homes slated for demolition in Ofra evacuated by Border Police on Sunday.Eliran Aharon, 2/26/2017, 7:13 PM

MK Smotrich: I can explain Regulation Law because I wrote it

MK Smotrich submits 'urgent request' to High Court calling for a correct interpretation of the Regulation Law to save the 9 Ofra homes.Ido ben Porat, 2/23/2017, 9:57 AM

'Amona residents forsaken'

Former Amona resident Tamar Nizri afraid of future facing residents, 'We expect PM to fulfill promise, but confidence shaken.'Benny Toker, 2/21/2017, 8:37 PM

Ofra residents to court: Seal off our homes, don't destroy them

Residents of neighborhood slated for demolition say Regulation Law could normalize their homes, asks they be sealed, not destroyed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/20/2017, 2:31 PM

'Condition demolition of the nine houses on legitimizing Ofra'

MK to Defense Minister Liberman: 'This is the time to condition the destruction of the nine houses in Ofra upon legitimizing the town.'Ido Ben-Porat, 2/7/2017, 9:18 PM

Bulldozers begin demolishing Amona

Government begins to demolish Amona homes after residents forcefully evicted.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/6/2017, 1:05 PM

'We expect Bennett to take up the reins'

Rosh Yeshiva of Beit El Yeshiva says he expects Education Minister to pass Regulation Law and establish Israeli sovereignty.Eliran Aharon, 2/5/2017, 10:51 PM

Thousands rally in Ofra to protest planned evacuation

After Supreme Court delays evacuation of Ofra neighborhood by one month, thousands gather to demand normalization of threatened homes.Eliran Aharon, 2/5/2017, 5:18 PM

Bennett rejects Netanyahu's request to delay Regulation Law vote

Jewish Home leader refuses PM's request to push off Regulation Law vote until after his trip to visit UK Prime Minister Theresa May.David Rosenberg, 2/5/2017, 4:48 PM

Destruction of Ofra homes delayed by month

Supreme Court refuses to delay Ofra demolition by three months, grants one-month delay.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 2/5/2017, 1:27 PM

Bennett and Shaked: Obligated to the Regulation Law

Ministers Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked visit Ofra, assure residents they're committed to passing the Regulation Law.Uzi Baruch, 2/5/2017, 3:18 AM

State will not recommend postponement of Ofra demolitions

The state opposes postponing demolition of four houses in Ofra slated for next Wednesday, agrees to postpone other five houses until April.Yoel Domb, 1/30/2017, 6:54 PM

'Erasing an entire town will not pass quietly'

Hundreds protest in Jerusalem against planned destruction of Amona.Eliran Aharon, 1/30/2017, 12:39 PM

Supreme Court to discuss postponement of Ofra eviction

Supreme Court President to discuss demolition of nine homes in Ofra. The residents will launch a hunger strike in protest.Uzi Baruch, 1/26/2017, 12:09 AM

'No more excuses, Bennett, keep your promises!'

Senior Religious Zionist figures slam Jewish Home chairman over impending destruction of Amona, failure to pass Regulation Law.Uzi Baruch, 1/24/2017, 10:43 AM

Ofra residents: Hunger strike to prevent destruction

Decision made following anticipated destruction by February 8 of nine houses in heart of Ofra according to court orderNatanel Katz, 1/22/2017, 2:58 PM

Ofra residents leave bulldozers for government officials

Ofra residents leave toy bulldozers at ministers' homes.Eliran Aharon, 1/15/2017, 11:52 AM

Ofra residents sing Shabbat songs opposite Netanyahu's residence

Ofra residents hold peaceful protest, sing songs, while requesting Netanyahu legalize 9 homes instead of destroying them.Eliran Aharon, 1/14/2017, 8:51 PM

Ofra residents: Normalize our community

Ofra residents write letter to MKs asking them to demand that PM act to prevent destruction of 9 houses next month.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/11/2017, 10:07 PM

Amona residents crash discussion of their future in Ofra

Amona residents interrupt meeting between senior officials of the Yesha Council and ‘Amana' held in Ofra, saying “You don’t represent us!”Oranit Etzer, 12/7/2016, 3:55 PM

'To destroy a house is to destroy a family'

Residents of Ofra held a press conference at the Knesset to demand that their rights be protected and their homes be saved from demolition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/16/2016, 6:12 PM

'Approve first - amend later'

Ofra residents call for coalition parties across the board to support the Regulation Law's preliminary reading tomorrow.Eliran Aharon, 11/15/2016, 8:43 PM

How the Regulation Law can help save Amona

MK Kish, one of the framers of the Regulation Law, explains its purpose and how it can protect towns from demolition.Hezki Baruch, 11/14/2016, 12:03 PM

Amona residents protest expulsion

Amona, Ofra residents insist government find full solution for problems caused by left-wing NGOs, demand pending expulsion be canceled.Eliran Aharon, 11/13/2016, 12:51 PM

'Pass law to save Amona!'

MKs in Ofra call on Prime Minister and government to act to pass Normalization Law to save Amona and other Jewish towns.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/7/2016, 5:05 PM

Terrorist neutralized in attempted stabbing attack

Arab terrorist shot and killed after attempting to stab Jews north of Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/3/2016, 3:44 PM

Watch: Sukkot festivities alongside protests in Ofra

The town of Ofra celebrates its annual Sukkot festival while protesting government in a action to save Jewish homes.Yoni Kempinski, 10/21/2016, 11:18 AM

MK Lavie: State should take responsibility for wounded soldier

MK Lavie calls on Defense Ministry to cut red tape and build ramp so that wounded soldier can finally go home.Gary Willig, 10/10/2016, 1:12 AM

'Peres was proud of Ofra'

Former Binyamin Regional Council Head recounts how Shimon Peres was proud and supportive of the fledgling community in Judea and Samaria.Eliran Aharon, 9/29/2016, 8:03 PM

Ofra will protest until something changes

Rabbi Avi Gisser tells Arutz Sheva that the people of Ofra will put pressure on Israel's leadership to legalize the community's status.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2016, 12:15 AM

Rivlin: Help wounded soldier from Ofra

President Rivlin tells representatives of Samaria town in danger of demolition 'the government must deal with town's status urgently.'Reut Hadar, 9/21/2016, 3:06 PM

Likud pressures Netanyahu: don't raze Amona

The government is still working to legalize community of Amona instead of destroying it. Will it succeed?Hezki Baruch, 9/17/2016, 10:00 PM

'Knesset must decide Amona's fate, not Supreme Court'

'Stop blaming the Supreme Court,' says Jewish Home MK. 'If government does not stop the demolitions, it will have lost its right to exist.'Shimon Cohen, 9/11/2016, 4:52 PM