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News and updates about Judea and Samaria

Materials for making explosives found in Qalqiliya

During an operation in Qalqilya within the Ephraim Brigade, soldiers arrested a wanted individual and confiscated over 70,000 NIS in terrorist funds and materials for making explosives.

Materials for making explosives found in Qalqiliya

New York Times:

'Smotrich is changing the DNA of Judea and Samaria'

The American newspaper claims that Minister Bezalel Smotrich is changing the state of Israeli control in Judea and Samaria without the application of formal sovereignty.

'Smotrich is changing the DNA of Judea and Samaria'

Due to Prison Overcrowding:

IDF cancels arrests in Judea and Samaria

Security bodies are prioritizing arrests and releasing terrorists with 'low risk' to make room in the prisons.

IDF cancels arrests in Judea and Samaria

'Netanyahu is with us full on'

Smotrich outlines plan for control of Judea and Samaria

In recording published by The New York Times, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich heard outlining plan for civil control of Judea and Samaria.

Smotrich outlines plan for control of Judea and Samaria

14 arrested in Binyamin since the beginning of the week

Since the beginning of the week, 14 wanted persons involved in stone-throwing, Molotov cocktails, incitement on social media, and terrorist organization activities have been arrested throughout the Binyamin Brigade region.

14 arrested in Binyamin since the beginning of the week

Incoming Central Command commander MG Avi Bluth Awarded new rank

During the ceremony, Defense Minister Gallant warned: 'The amount of weapons in Judea and Samaria is an issue that may create challenges at any given time.'

Incoming Central Command commander MG Avi Bluth Awarded new rank

'A scandalous decision'

Road from Ramallah reopened without checkpoint

Beit El residents are organizing protests against the decision to open the road out of Ramallah without security checks for passing vehicles.

Road from Ramallah reopened without checkpoint

Soldier injured during operation in Judea and Samaria

During an arrest operation, weapons were confiscated, and terror funds amounting to approximately 100,000 shekels were seized. A soldier was moderately injured.

Soldier injured during operation in Judea and Samaria

IDF vs. Police

Was there or wasn't there a drop in nationalistic crime?

IDF Central Command Commanding Officer Yehuda Fox and Samaria and Judea District Police Commander Avishai Moalem faced off on the police's handling of nationalistic crime.

Was there or wasn't there a drop in nationalistic crime?

IDF fears:

Terrorists in Judea and Samaria may get Israeli arms from Gaza

As many of the weapons being used in Gaza are not properly monitored, criminal organizations have been found with shoulder-mounted missiles and mortars. The IDF fears it's only a matter of time until they reach terror organizations as well.

Terrorists in Judea and Samaria may get Israeli arms from Gaza

Shvut Rachel arsonist was Hamas officer

The terrorist from the Shvut Rachel attack who was eliminated was a freed prisoner and a senior Hamas operative who received recognition from the heads of the terrorist organization, including Yahya Sinwar.

Shvut Rachel arsonist was Hamas officer

Price Tag:

Widespread arson in Palestinian Arab village

Palestinian media claims that more than 100 Israelis entered the city and torched houses, vehicles, and surrounding farmland.

Widespread arson in Palestinian Arab village

France:

Arab charged with financing terrorism against Israelis

Palestinian Arab man charged in France with financing terrorism and complicity in attempted murder over suspected links to attacks carried out against Israelis by Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.

Arab charged with financing terrorism against Israelis

Returning from daughter's birth:

New father endures stone-throwing attack

Givat Ronen resident's vehicle attacked with stone as he drove home from the hospital following the birth of his daughter.

New father endures stone-throwing attack

Concerning trend

Arson cases in Judea and Samaria spike by over 100%

In the past week alone, firefighters have tended to around 600 fires in open areas in Judea and Samaria, while a normal week sees 30-40.

Arson cases in Judea and Samaria spike by over 100%

Battle in Shechem:

Senior terrorist eliminated by undercover forces

Undercover Border Police agents in Judea and Samaria and IDF forces surprised a senior wanted man in a wedding hall in Nablus, killed him after a chase, and wounded several other armed terrorists.

Senior terrorist eliminated by undercover forces

Smotrich:

'I told the Prime Minister we would not accept defeat'

The chairman of the Religious Zionist Party declared: "The dangerous proposal that President Biden spoke of does not bind the government of Israel and the State of Israel."

'I told the Prime Minister we would not accept defeat'

Smotrich:

'Israel must go to war in Judea and Samaria'

Smotrich visits town of Bat Hefer: 'Anyone who talks about establishing a Palestinian state abandons the residents of Sharon and central Israel to death and endangers the existence of the State.'

'Israel must go to war in Judea and Samaria'

IDF to distribute rifles in Judea and Samaria

As more regular troops are withdrawn from towns in Judea and Samaria, the IDF is issuing additional firearms to residents to maintain towns' security.

IDF to distribute rifles in Judea and Samaria

Civil Adm. to reexamine work permits for PA Arabs

The head of the Civil Administration, Brigadier General Hisham Ibrahim, decided to reexamine the granting of work permits to Judea and Samaria Arabs who were entitled to these before the war.

Civil Adm. to reexamine work permits for PA Arabs

Israel still issuing work permits to Judea and Samaria Arabs

Thousands of workers are "taking advantage" of the work permits for illegal entry into Israel, through gaps in the fence. Defense official: This is a failure that will blow up in our faces.

Israel still issuing work permits to Judea and Samaria Arabs

IDF destroys vehicle carrying explosives in Samaria

Security forces operated across Judea and Samaria overnight arresting suspects and seizing weapons.

IDF destroys vehicle carrying explosives in Samaria

Suspected arson:

Fire spreading towards Pedu'el, residents evacuated

Firefighters work to extinguish blaze which began near Nahal Shilo and is spreading towards the town of Peduel.

Fire spreading towards Pedu'el, residents evacuated

Preliminary reading

Bill to recognize parts of Judea as the Negev

According to the 1991 Negev Law communities of southern Mount Hebron and the town of Kiryat Arba geographically fall in the legally recognized Negev, but they have been excluded from the law.

Bill to recognize parts of Judea as the Negev

Illegal Arab building near Efrat demolished

In recent weeks, demolitions of illegal structures in Judea and Samaria have increased led by Minister Bezalel Smotrich.

Illegal Arab building near Efrat demolished

IDF officer injured in stabbing attack near Shechem

Man injured in stabbing attack says terrorist attacked him as he opened the window of his vehicle. Security forces nab terrorist following three-hour search.

IDF officer injured in stabbing attack near Shechem

Palestinian social media groups celebrate stabbing attack

A message circulating among Palestinian Telegram groups praised this morning's stabbing attack and called for others to imitate it.

Palestinian social media groups celebrate stabbing attack

Binyamin region Governor:

'We will expand Judea and Samaria by hundreds of thousands'

Israel Ganz, Governor of the Binyamin Region and chairman of the Yesha Council, supports settlement in the Gaza Strip but stresses: First of all - we must eradicate the enemy.

'We will expand Judea and Samaria by hundreds of thousands'

Worshipers find explosive planted at Joshua's Altar

Explosive device with large charge discovered between stones of 3,000-year-old archaeological site, intended to be used on Jewish visitors.

Worshipers find explosive planted at Joshua's Altar

These are the terrorists eliminated near Tulkarem

Joint IDF, ISA statement names the three Hamas terrorists, one Islamic Jihad terrorist, killed in the nearly 13-hour firefight near Tulkarem, in which a Yamam officer was critically injured.

These are the terrorists eliminated near Tulkarem

Terrorist who murdered Elhanan Klein is killed

Yamam counterterrorism officer critically injured in hours-long operation near Tulkarem is fighting for his life, hospital says.

Terrorist who murdered Elhanan Klein is killed

UK sanctions Lehava and individuals for 'settler violence'

The sanctions target two groups and four individuals alleged to have committed abuses of Palestinian human rights.

UK sanctions Lehava and individuals for 'settler violence'

Beit El man charged with murder after refusing to help ISA

The man was initially told that he was not suspected of a crime, but then arrested when he refused to answer questions.

Beit El man charged with murder after refusing to help ISA

Smotrich to Netanyahu:

Government freezing construction permits in Judea, Samaria

De facto freeze on construction in Judea and Samaria 'unacceptable,' offers prize to October 7 terrorists, Minister Bezalel Smotrich argues.

Government freezing construction permits in Judea, Samaria

Normalization with Saudi Arabia

Deal to include five-year 'pathway' to Palestinian state

US, Saudi Arabia, may sign deal on condition that Saudi Arabia normalize relations with Israel the moment Israel's government is willing to agree to a Palestinian state along the 1948 borders.

Deal to include five-year 'pathway' to Palestinian state

Second time in one day: Unusual destruction at Or Meir

Swarm of Border Police officers descends on Givat Or Meir in the Binyamin Region, arresting a shepherd, assaulting residents, breaking furniture, and confiscating personal items.

Second time in one day: Unusual destruction at Or Meir

IDF soldiers detonate explosives thrown by terrorists

IDF soldiers detonated an explosive device after it was thrown by terrorists at an Israeli vehicle near the village of Azzoun in the Efraim Brigade region, no one was injured and no damage was caused. IDF forces continue to search for the terrorists.

IDF soldiers detonate explosives thrown by terrorists

During wartime:

Security forces demolish buildings in Jewish community

Civil Administration claims Givat Or Meir structures built on 'private Palestinian land,' source familiar with issue claims 'all considerations' were taken into account.

Security forces demolish buildings in Jewish community

Palestinian Authority police used live fire near Samaria town

Palestinian Authority police officers in uniform, armed with Kalashnikov rifles, were filmed firing into the air last Friday, only 300 meters from the town of Bruchin in Samaria.

Palestinian Authority police used live fire near Samaria town

Explosive device located in Samaria

Terrorists place explosive device on military blockade near entrance to village in northern Samaria; IDF orders blockade removed.

Explosive device located in Samaria

Watch:

PA police enter the security zone around Susya

Dozens of armed Palestinian police approaching the Israeli town of Susya met by a locally stationed battalion and civilian security force.

PA police enter the security zone around Susya

Smotrich vs. Gallant:

'Defense Minister is delaying operation in Judea and Samaria'

Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich claims that numerous processes to seize land in Judea and Samaria are waiting only for the Defense Minister's signature.

'Defense Minister is delaying operation in Judea and Samaria'

Residents protest after Al-Mughayyir attack

Dozens of East Binyamin regional council residents protest outside village of Al-Mughayyir after attack, stating that, ‘There is no difference between Al-Mughayyir and Gaza.’

Residents protest after Al-Mughayyir attack

Israelis who searched for murdered teen arrested

Near 4:00 AM, the police raided the homes of eight people who helped search for Binyamin Achimeir. In the last hour, the police started releasing them, some under conditions.

Israelis who searched for murdered teen arrested

Under the radar:

Israel's government begins normalizing 68 towns in Judea, Samaria

Min. Smotrich hands government offices a document requesting to advance normalization of 68 communities in Judea and Samaria.

Israel's government begins normalizing 68 towns in Judea, Samaria

Tulkarem: 10 terrorists eliminated, nine soldiers injured

Security forces eliminate ten terrorists in close-quarters combat, arrest eight wanted terrorists, expose explosives, and search buildings.

Tulkarem: 10 terrorists eliminated, nine soldiers injured

Gallant at scene of attack:

'Iran's terrorism starts in Tehran and reaches Judea and Samaria'

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant visited the scene of the murder of 14-year-old Binyamin Achimeir and was briefed on the operational and intelligence efforts conducted to apprehend the perpetrators.

'Iran's terrorism starts in Tehran and reaches Judea and Samaria'

Emergency campaign for farm heroes

The Hashomer in Judea and Samaria is launching a crowdfunding campaign to purchase 80 satellite phones to protect shepherds on the agricultural farms.

Emergency campaign for farm heroes

Palestinian Authority:

'Seize weapons from all settlers'

The Palestinian Authority Foreign Ministery noted that 'the organized terrorism of the colonialists (i.e. Jewish residents) has reached an unprecedented level under the protection of the occupation forces.'

'Seize weapons from all settlers'

Israel Gantz:

'Binyamin was ambushed, they didn't just happen upon him'

Binyamin governor Israel Ganz claimed that the murder of Binyamin Achimair was the latest in a series of security breaches.

'Binyamin was ambushed, they didn't just happen upon him'

Searcher who found teen:

'We found the body in the field, it was a planned attack'

Col. (Res.) Hezi Nehama, the former commander of the Menashe Brigade, participated in the search for Binyamin Achimair, who was found murdered over Shabbat.

'We found the body in the field, it was a planned attack'

First responder recounts:

'His head was smashed open with a rock'

Shocking details have been cleared for publication regarding the murder of Binyamin Ahimeir.

'His head was smashed open with a rock'

IDF:

Dozens injured in clashes over murdered teen

Following the discovery of Binyamin Achimeir's body, violent clashes broke out between Israeli and Palestinian Arab civilians in the area of the search.

Dozens injured in clashes over murdered teen

Senior terrorist eliminated in Judea and Samaria

Several terrorists injured in overnight operations, according to Arabic reports. Multiple weapons seized.

Senior terrorist eliminated in Judea and Samaria

IDF maps home of shooter in deadly Ma'ale Adumim attack

IDF confirms that last night shots were fired at northern town from Gilabon, hitting two houses. Nine wanted persons were arrested during the night in Judea & Samaria.

IDF maps home of shooter in deadly Ma'ale Adumim attack

Six Months Later:

IDF summarizes half a year of war

IDF statistics show thousands of terrorists killed, targets destroyed, and operational hours logged on every front.

IDF summarizes half a year of war

Arabs attack Jewish shepherd whose mother was murdered on 7/10

Eight Arabs attack Jewish shepherd Yedidya Talia, injuring him in his head and shoulder; IDF arrests four of the attackers.

Arabs attack Jewish shepherd whose mother was murdered on 7/10

IDF considering civilian service for haredi students

A proposed program would see a separate academy established to train haredi students to secure towns in Judea and Samaria.

IDF considering civilian service for haredi students

Terrorists who fired at military post arrested

Hours after shooting attack, suspects arrested in Shechem, weapon used in attack seized.

Terrorists who fired at military post arrested

Smotrich vs. Sanctions:

USA reduces sanctions against Judea and Samaria residents

The USA has significantly reduced the sanctions it imposed on residents of Judea and Samaria following Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich's threats of economic sanctions against Palestinian Authority banks.

USA reduces sanctions against Judea and Samaria residents