'It's not a matter of Halakha, but humanity'

Rabbi of Otniel explains why he refused Interior Minister Aryeh Deri's request to bring MK Yehuda Glick to Knesset after his wife's death.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/2/2018, 9:04 PM

'Yaffi Glick's passing is the latest tragedy to strike Otniel'

Head of Hevron Regional Council says community devastated by loss of Yaffi Glick, wife of MK Yehuda Glick.Eliran Aharon, 1/2/2018, 6:20 PM

'Haredim can learn a lot from Religious Zionist community'

Interior Minister Deri visits Otniel Yeshiva, speaks with yeshiva staff about security situation, discusses yeshiva's special Torah path.Mordechai Sones, 11/28/2017, 10:56 PM

IDF catches Arabs carrying assault rifle near Otniel

IDF forces caught two Palestinian Arabs with an assault rifle hidden in a coat next to the village of Otniel.Tzvi Lev, 10/3/2017, 9:31 PM

'We need more soldiers like Armoni'

Rabbi Re'em Hacohen eulogizes his fallen student Avshalom Armoni, who was killed Wednesday in a training accident.Tzvi Lev, 9/28/2017, 8:26 PM

IDF seizes NIS 48,000 meant for family of Dafna Meir's killer

IDF confiscates NIS 48,000 intended for family of terrorist who killed Dafna Meir in front of her family.Tzvi Lev, 9/14/2017, 10:59 AM

Otniel residents celebrate rabbi's 60th birthday

Otniel residents surprise Rabbi Re'em Hacohen with birthday gift, pictures, and heartfelt letters.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2017, 9:51 AM

A7 Exclusive: My week with the 'settlers': Talking to the people

Part III of the report of our intrepid columnist and non-Jewish Zionist. Giulio Meotti, 2/26/2017, 7:07 AM

IDF destroys house of terrorist who murdered Rabbi Mark

In accordance with the order of the Supreme Court, the house of the terrorist who murdered Rabbi Michael Mark was destroyed last night.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/30/2016, 7:25 AM

Parshat Ekev: The tefillin in our head

Torah from Otniel in the Hevron Hills.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 8/26/2016, 8:35 AM

House of Rabbi Mark's murderer to be destroyed

The Supreme Court rejected the calls of leftist organization 'Hamoked' and allowed destruction of terrorist's home.Ido Ben Porat, 8/21/2016, 5:02 PM

Leftist actress recounts her visit to Judea & Samaria

Actress Rivka Michaeli, part of far-left 'B'Tselem' organization, confesses to mixed feelings upon visiting family of Rabbi Michael Mark.Reut Hadar, 8/3/2016, 10:24 AM

No tears left: An open letter to my students

Arutz Sheva has received a letter written by a teacher in Otniel after the recent terrorist murders. Chaim Schreiber, 7/25/2016, 7:46 AM

Pinchas (Israel): The secret of success

Torah from the Otniel hesder yeshiva in the Hevron Hills area.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 7/22/2016, 10:17 AM

Balak: A nation that dwells alone

Torah from Otniel in the hills of Hevron.Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, 7/15/2016, 10:55 AM

We have ended a week of mourning

Instead of the good life in Tel Aviv, residents of the Hills of Hevron have opted for the good life in the biblical heartland of our nation. We have to make it safe, not just good.Rabbi Aaron Egeltal, 7/13/2016, 10:56 AM

Otniel terror victim making progress in recovery

Chava Mark, who was seriously injured in terror attack that left her husband Michael dead, recovering week after horrifying attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/7/2016, 11:05 AM

Pedaya Mark describes watching his father's murder

Rabbi Michael Mark's son recounts last week's terror attack. Family insists they won't be cowed by fear.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2016, 10:25 PM

Yehuda Glick: 'We must show them we're here to stay'

MK Glick describes need to apply sovereignty to Judea-Samaria as response to terror attacks.Hezki Baruch, 7/6/2016, 6:37 PM

Liberman: We must cut off the snake's head

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman pledges to combat terror wave actively, at visit to family of Rabbi Michael Mark, murdered last Friday.Eliran Aharon, 7/6/2016, 1:06 PM

Terror stricken family's heartbreaking farewell to slain father

The children of Michael Mark, who was murdered on Friday, eulogize their father in Otniel Yeshiva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/3/2016, 2:12 PM

Bereaved children call on public to join in father's funeral

Children of man slain in Friday's attack appeal to public to join them in paying last respects to their father.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/3/2016, 9:13 AM

Watch: Home of Dafna Meir’s killer demolished

IDF forces demolished the home of the terrorist who murdered Dafna Meir in her Otniel home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/12/2016, 9:21 PM

Terrorist murdered Dafna Meir - then went to watch a movie

Indictment filed in military court against teen terrorist who murdered Dafna Meir in her Otniel home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/22/2016, 1:08 PM

Dafna Meir's killer watched Palestinian TV, decided to murder

Shin Bet reveals teen terrorist who stabbed Otniel woman to death at her doorstep was radicalized by TV.Uzi Baruch, 1/24/2016, 4:33 PM

Moving: Chicago teens embrace Otniel terror victim

Bnei Akiva members deliver flowers to the family of Dafna Meir, who was murdered at her doorstep by an Arab terrorist.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/23/2016, 9:26 PM

'I hope mom didn't hear my screams'

Teen daughter of Dafna Meir relives horror of witnessing mother's murder, retells Dafna's heroism in not letting terrorist remove the knife.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/20/2016, 9:51 AM

Otniel: Security fence will not be built 'against our will'

Community of Otniel reacts to reports Netanyahu pressing on with plans to build fence around the town against its wishes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/19/2016, 10:25 PM

'The knowledge she is gone is unbearable'

Dafna Meir's friend Rina Ben Shabbat painfully describes the deep loss felt by the community of Otniel.Hezki Baruch, 1/19/2016, 6:36 PM

Ya'alon: Dafna was a 'woman of valor'

Defense Minister praises terror victim Dafna Meir for her praiseworthy acts as a wife and mother.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/19/2016, 3:30 PM

Defiance, hope as Bennett visits community struck by terror

Watch: Education Minister dedicates two new kindergartens in Otniel, days after murder of Dafna Meir; 'We will keep building!'Ari Soffer, 1/19/2016, 1:39 PM

Netanyahu vows: We will destroy Otniel terrorist's home

In visit to hometown of terror victim Dafna Meir, prime minister contrasts peaceful Jewish communities, Palestinian incitement.Hezki Baruch, 1/19/2016, 1:09 PM

Dafna Meir's neighbors: Arab worker waited - then killed her

A family living near Dafna Meir’s home in Otniel claims the attacker was a Palestinian worker who was employed nearby.Shoshana Miskin, 1/18/2016, 5:37 PM

'A woman of endless smiles and giving'

Otniel council head eulogizes Dafna Meir, demands government implement sovereignty in Judea-Samaria and crack down on terror.Shlomo Piotrokovski, 1/18/2016, 8:46 AM

Ya’alon: ‘We are facing a cruel and ruthless enemy’

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon responds to murder of Dafna Meir, and the ongoing pursuit to catch her killer.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/17/2016, 10:01 PM

Netanyahu vows: We'll catch the terrorist

In response to murder of Dafna Meir, PM 'embraces her family,' promises terrorist 'will pay the full price.'Hezki Baruch, 1/17/2016, 9:26 PM

'She defended her 3 children who were in the home'

Har Hevron regional head promises that after Dafna Meir's murder 'we will only grow'; Rivlin calls to offer condolences.Ari Yashar, 1/17/2016, 8:32 PM

Netanyahu vows to capture terrorists from Otniel attack

PM Netanyahu vows to bring terrorists who ambushed a family and murdered two people to justice. Manhunt underway.Ben Ariel, Canada, 11/13/2015, 8:10 PM

Victory at the mouth of the sword: Mount Hevron

From problem to solution.Rabbi Aaron Egeltal, 11/9/2015, 5:58 PM

Otniel Welcomes New Olim

The Jewish community of Otniel, south of Hebron in the Judean Hills, is growing - and looking to attract religious-Zionist immigrants.Ari Soffer, 8/11/2013, 8:48 AM

Video Shows Shooting of Rabbi Mertzbach

Channel 2 airs security video footage showing IDF soldier mistakenly firing at rabbi's car.Gil Ronen, 5/19/2013, 9:15 PM

Mertzbach Memorial Convoy Planned for Friday

A convoy commemorating the late Rabbi Daniel Mertzbach will depart Otniel for Hevron at 05:00 on Friday.A7 Staff, 11/17/2011, 6:10 PM

Shooting Victim's Daughter: 'They Fired Directly at Mertzbach'

Daughter of woman who was wounded in the shooting on Highway 60: The soldiers fired even after the vehicle stopped.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/11/2011, 9:30 PM

Rabbi Daniel Mertzbach Laid to Rest

Otniel rabbi Daniel Mertzbach was laid to rest on the Mount of Olives after being killed in a tragic IDF fire incident.Gabe Kahn., 11/11/2011, 12:06 PM

Otniel Resident Dead in Shooting Incident on Highway 60

60-year-old Rabbi Dan Mertzbach killed after IDF troops accidentally fire shots at an Israeli vehicle.Elad Benari, 11/11/2011, 7:49 AM