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News and updates about Gush Etzion

Shai Pizam - a 23-year-old hero

The legacy of a fallen soldier at Yeshivat Har Etzion L'Tzeirim.

Shai Pizam - a 23-year-old hero

Gush Etzion:

Arabs uprooted an orchard; the residents planted anew

Arabs from Za'atara uprooted an orchard near the settlement of Nokdim. The locals replanted there on Yom Ha'atzmaut with Israeli flags and a singing of Hatikvah.

Arabs uprooted an orchard; the residents planted anew

Half a year after the attack:

Terrorists who attempted to steal weapons released

Two terrorists were released from custody only half a year after the attack they carried out near the town of Ma'ale Amos.

Terrorists who attempted to steal weapons released

IDU holds special exhibition for Gush Etzion on Yom Ha'atzmaut

Israel Dog Unit joins a display of other security forces and demonstrated their working dogs' various capabilities for the crowd.

IDU holds special exhibition for Gush Etzion on Yom Ha'atzmaut

Gershon Elinson, Gush Etzion's legendary photographer, dies at 75

Gershon Elinson, one of the founders of the Jewish settlement in Hebron and a legendary photographer who photographed settlements in Judea and Samaria for over 45 years, passes away.

Gershon Elinson, Gush Etzion's legendary photographer, dies at 75

Min. Smotrich preventing uprooting of trees in Jewish town

Regulation Administration, founded by Min. Smotrich, preventing trees in Nokdim from being uprooted; IDF Chief of Staff orders project to wait.

Min. Smotrich preventing uprooting of trees in Jewish town

Bus attacked, drivers demand guards

Following a rock attack on a bus earlier today, the drivers' union has demanded that every bus once again have an armed guard on board.

Bus attacked, drivers demand guards

Gush Etzion:

IDF arrests multiple terrorists and seizes weapons

Soldiers from the reserve battalion 9207 held a special operation in the Dheisha "Refugee" Camp and arrested two wanted terrorists. In the Zo'atra area, troops from the Tavor Battalion arrested two wanted terrorists and questioned many suspects.

IDF arrests multiple terrorists and seizes weapons

'Justice must be done'

Residency posthumously granted to tragically slain Arab convert

Interior Minister Moshe Arbel has accepted the residency request of David Ben-Avraham, who was tragically killed by an IDF soldier who suspected him of being a terrorist.

Residency posthumously granted to tragically slain Arab convert

Gush Etzion:

Terrorists open fire towards Karmei Tzur, no injuries

Residents reported about a bullet that hit a building. IDF troops arrived at the scene and began conducting searches.

Terrorists open fire towards Karmei Tzur, no injuries

Tragedy:

Palestinian convert killed as suspected terrorist

A Palestinian man killed by IDF reservist in Gush Etzion this morning has been found to be a convert to Judaism, and did not pose a threat. The soldier responsible is under investigation.

Palestinian convert killed as suspected terrorist

'Completely Crazy':

Border Police uproot trees in Judean town

MK Simcha Rothman denounced the operation, saying 'we have gone completely crazy.'

Border Police uproot trees in Judean town

Suspected attack in Gush Etzion:

Knife-wielding suspect neutralized by IDF soldiers

Knife-wielding suspect neutralized by IDF troops after a knife was found in his possession.

Knife-wielding suspect neutralized by IDF soldiers

2 wounded in shooting attack in Gush Etzion

Shin Bet operatives named as victims in shooting between Gush Etzion Junction and Migdal Oz. Terrorist neutralized.

2 wounded in shooting attack in Gush Etzion

Terror attack thwarted:

Two armed terrorists arrested in Gush Etzion

Security patrol of Kfar Eldad arrests two Palestinian Arab terrorists who were armed with a large knife and a sword. No injuries reported.

Two armed terrorists arrested in Gush Etzion

Our best answer to terrorism

A new community in Gush Etzion - "Mishmar Yehuda"

Major General Yehuda Fuchs, commander of the central command, authorized a new community in Gush Etzion - Mishmar Yehuda. Council head Shlomo Neeman: 'This is a huge gift to the residents of Gush Etzion'.

A new community in Gush Etzion - "Mishmar Yehuda"

Attempted ramming attack

Officer recounts pursuit of Gush Etzion terrorist

Capt. (res.) Bentzi, who participated in the neutralization of the terrorist who attempted to carry out a ramming attack at the Gush Etzion Junction, spoke to Arutz Sheva about the incident and the operations in the area.

Officer recounts pursuit of Gush Etzion terrorist

Bedouin ambush unarmed Jewish man, attack with clubs

Resident of Noda Biyehuda evacuated to hospital after being violently attacked by five masked Bedouin.

Bedouin ambush unarmed Jewish man, attack with clubs

Jerusalem and Gush Etzion:

Two attempted stabbing attacks within an hour

The terrorist attempted to stab police officers near the Lion's Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem and was neutralized. Minutes later another terrorist attempted to stab an IDF soldier near Husan and met the same fate.

Two attempted stabbing attacks within an hour

Bar mitzvah boy treats 200 soldiers to dinner

Amichai Jackson was meant to celebrate his milestone a week after the war in Gaza began but instead chose to treat a group of soldiers to dinner.

Bar mitzvah boy treats 200 soldiers to dinner

One dead in Gush Etzion collision

Two trucks and a car collide on Route 60 in Gush Etzion, leaving one dead and four injured.

One dead in Gush Etzion collision

Attempted terror attack:

Terrorists breach checkpoint, soldiers open fire

Suspicious vehicle breaches checkpoint, terrorists open fire towards military forces at the scene.

Terrorists breach checkpoint, soldiers open fire

Gush Etzion leader:

'Cabinet must add town security to 2024 budget'

Gush Etzion leader Shlomo Ne'eman demands that the budget for additional security in Judea and Samaria towns be added to the budget for the upcoming year as early as tomorrow.

'Cabinet must add town security to 2024 budget'

After Gush Etzion demolitions:

Netanyahu orders halt to home demolitions

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the demolition of homes in Gush Etzion this morning and announced that he had ordered that buildings belonging to soldiers and reservists not be destroyed during wartime.

Netanyahu orders halt to home demolitions

Defense Minister defends Gush Etzion demolitions

Defense Minister Gallant responded to criticism of the demolition of Israeli homesteads in Gush Etzion this morning, saying that it should be directed at him instead of the IDF.

Defense Minister defends Gush Etzion demolitions

Hilltop communities demolished in Gush Etzion

Civil Administration forces raided numerous Israeli homes in Gush Etzion this morning, confiscated mobile phones, and demolished several buildings.

Hilltop communities demolished in Gush Etzion

Educator fallen in battle

'A man of education and kindness'

Numerous members of the Jerusalem and Gush Etzion communities remember Yossi Hershkovitz, who fell in battle against Hamas.

'A man of education and kindness'

Hardships on the way to Redemption

Included in Rabbi Rimon's message to Gush Etzion residents: Always keep an eye open so that no one is forgotten!

Hardships on the way to Redemption

Gush Etzion Mayor: 'The environment has no borders'

Mayor Shlomo Ne'eman lauds Min. of Environment who visited area, says: Environment has no borders; we stand with you in this crucial fight.

Gush Etzion Mayor: 'The environment has no borders'

Defense Minister tours illegal PA town in Gush Etzion

Minister Yoav Gallant visits site where the Palestinian Authority is constructing an illegal new city.

Defense Minister tours illegal PA town in Gush Etzion

'Palestinian Authority destroying antiquities in nature reserve'

Gush Etzion warns: 'The Palestinian Authority is destroying antiquities within the Oslo-created nature reserve.'

'Palestinian Authority destroying antiquities in nature reserve'

Construction to expand Gush Etzion crossing point begins

A plan started in the previous government to improve traffic to Jerusalem is finally underway in Gush Etzion.

Construction to expand Gush Etzion crossing point begins

Great news for Gush Etzion:

Work begins to expand the Mazmoria Crossing

One year after Yesha leaders demand then-DM Gantz solve problem of traffic jams at checkpoints, construction begins to expand crossing.

Work begins to expand the Mazmoria Crossing

Gush Etzion leader to INN:

Desert is becoming a Palestinian city - & the country is silent

INN tours area marked by Oslo Accords as nature reserve, observing how the PA works strategically to create barrier between Jewish areas.

Desert is becoming a Palestinian city - & the country is silent

MK Illouz visits Gush Etzion

The MK met Regional Council head and discussed advancing the issue of sovereignty, the development of the area, and the security situation.

MK Illouz visits Gush Etzion

Hanan Ben Ari rocks the Gush summer festival

Musician Hanan Ben Ari performs at Gush Etzion festival, says he's 'been waiting for this for a long time.'

Hanan Ben Ari rocks the Gush summer festival

Gush Etzion mayor vows to stop construction of illegal Arab town

Shlomo Ne'eman visits illegal city the PA is building in an eastern Gush Etzion nature reserve: "We will stop this immediately."

Gush Etzion mayor vows to stop construction of illegal Arab town

Fire in Gush Etzion likely to be rooted in arson

Firefighting chief estimates fire was caused by intentional arson on the part of local Arabs.

Fire in Gush Etzion likely to be rooted in arson

New illegal Palestinian Authority city threatens Gush Etzion

Palestinian Authority constructing giant new city in eastern Gush Etzion, in area marked as a nature reserve by treaty.

New illegal Palestinian Authority city threatens Gush Etzion

Moving Gesture to shooting victim by Singer Idan Raichel

Raichel performs at the new amphitheater in Nokdim as part of Gush Etzion Summer Festival, asks El-Roi Kapach to dance.

Moving Gesture to shooting victim by Singer Idan Raichel

Man wounded in Tekoa attack:

'My daughters screamed: 'Dad don't die!''

El-Roi Kapach, who was wounded in a shooting attack in Gush Etzion last month, recounted the terrifying moments.

'My daughters screamed: 'Dad don't die!''

'You won't defeat us'

Campaign launched after El-Roi Kapach injured in shooting attack

The Gush Etzion Foundation in collaboration with Nokdim and Tekoa launch campaign to realize El-Roi's vision.

Campaign launched after El-Roi Kapach injured in shooting attack

Tekoa shooting attack:

Wounded victim released from hospital

El-Roi Kapach was released to continue recovering at home after he was shot last week by a terrorist in Gush Etzion.

Wounded victim released from hospital

Father of attack victim:

'He is improving, a great miracle happened'

Michael Kapach, father of El-Roi Kapach, says his son's condition is improving and stabilizing.

'He is improving, a great miracle happened'

Gush Etzion shooting:

El-Roi Kapach and two daughters wounded in shooting attack

Kapach and his daughters Rachel and Avigail hurt in shooting attack. Kapach's in-laws were killed in another attack 18 years ago.

El-Roi Kapach and two daughters wounded in shooting attack

Father, 2 daughters wounded in Gush Etzion shooting attack

Man in serious condition after shooting at Tekoa Junction. 2 children injured by shrapnel.

Father, 2 daughters wounded in Gush Etzion shooting attack

Five years later:

Netiv Ha'avot: New homes to replace homes which were destroyed

Expansion of Netiv Ha'avot neighborhood 'amending an injustice.'

Netiv Ha'avot: New homes to replace homes which were destroyed

New Hebron bypass road inaugurated in Gush Etzion

New road expected to improve driving conditions, safety of both Jewish and Arab residents.

New Hebron bypass road inaugurated in Gush Etzion

Thousands celebrate at the Tekoa Beer Festival in Gush Etzion

Around 4,000 visitors come to beer festival and concert in Gush Etzion. 'The atmosphere was electrifying.'

Thousands celebrate at the Tekoa Beer Festival in Gush Etzion

Nine years since Operation Brother's Keeper

The Etzion Battalion held a special event to commemorate the search effort for Naftali, Gilad, and Eyal, who were murdered by terrorists.

Nine years since Operation Brother's Keeper

Gush Etzion school to be named after Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein

Orot Etzion Boys School will be renamed Neve Hare”l School in honor of

Gush Etzion school to be named after Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein

Special 'pioneering' event for new Gush Etzion immigrants

Aliyah and 'Pioneering' at Gush Etzion's Mt. Kanub Farm.

Special 'pioneering' event for new Gush Etzion immigrants

Gush Etzion celebrates Lag Ba'omer, honoring founding fathers

Thousands of Gush Etzion residents & Bnei Akiva members attend spectacular closing ceremony of Gush Etzion’s 80th anniversary celebrations.

Gush Etzion celebrates Lag Ba'omer, honoring founding fathers

Bus service in Gush Etzion: 'Our situation is impossible'

Gush Etzion leader Shlomo Ne'eman holds meeting with bus company rep's. 'Our situation is impossible, we can't tolerate it any longer.'

Bus service in Gush Etzion: 'Our situation is impossible'

Illegal Arab school in nature reserve demolished

A school, illegally built illegally at the Herodian Nature Reserve in Gush Etzion, was demolished by the IDF Civil Administration.

Illegal Arab school in nature reserve demolished

'The queen has fallen':

Signaller who reported conquest of Gush Etzion passes away

The signaller who sent the historic message of Gush Etzion's fall during Israel's War of Independence has passed away.

Signaller who reported conquest of Gush Etzion passes away

Gush Etzion:

Terrorist who attacked soldier shot

A riot broke out during a security inspection between Al Hader and Hudan. Soldiers opened fire on a rioter who attacked one of them.

Terrorist who attacked soldier shot

Gush Etzion leader to singer:

'No disputing your value and talent as an artist'

Singer Keren Peles answers letter from Gush Etzion leader, says participation in protest wasn't meant to express opposition to any citizen.

'No disputing your value and talent as an artist'

Gush Etzion students attend special heritage program

Thousands of students from Gush Etzion elementary schools join special Gush Etzion heritage program, organized by regional council.

Gush Etzion students attend special heritage program

Stabbing attack in Gush Etzion

Man lightly to moderately wounded in stabbing attack. Terrorist neutralized.

Stabbing attack in Gush Etzion