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News and updates about Beit Shemesh

Huge forest fire blazes near Beit Shemesh

Eight firefighting teams work to bring flames under control.

Huge forest fire blazes near Beit Shemesh

Beit Shemesh murder: New details emerge of shocking double-killing

Father had been issued with distancing order from both his children.

New details emerge of shocking double-killing

Father killed daughter, planned to murder son

A Beit Shemesh man is suspected of planning to murder his son and daughter at once, but took his own life before his son came home.

Father killed daughter, planned to murder son

Beit Shemesh: Preschool children study in insect-infested shelter

New preschool housed in bomb shelter with plumbing issues, insects. Will it be moved to a safer facility next year?

Preschool children study in insect-infested shelter

Construction site brawl in Beit Shemesh

Police have arrested multiple suspects in a brawl that included hurled rocks and an earthmover destroying a parked car.

Construction site brawl in Beit Shemesh

Tragedy in Beit Shemesh: Boy dies after concrete pillar falls on him

13-year-old boy succumbs to his injuries 6 months after a pillar fell on him during the Hanukkah holiday.

Boy dies after concrete pillar falls on him

'I'm dying to kill you': Beit Shemesh man arrested for death threats

Beit Shemesh man arrested for threatening Finance Minister Avidgor Liberman and his family.

'I'm dying to kill you': Beit Shemesh man arrested for threats

Beit Shemesh: From a development town to a developing city

Beit Shemesh Mayor Aliza Bloch took part in the Jerusalem Conference in New York and spoke about the city's challenges and achievements

From a development town to a developing cityplayer

Watch: Over 20 thousand people at Lag Ba'omer celebrations in Beit Shemesh

Huge crowd led by R' Meilech Biderman dwarfs this year's gathering in Meron.

Over 20 thousand at Lag Ba'omer celebrations in Beit Shemeshplayer

Netanyahu pays condolence visit to bereaved family - and extremists protest

Former PM Netanyahu and wife Sara pay condolence visit to family of security guard killed in terror attack; extremists shout, 'Get out!'

Netanyahu pays condolence visit - and extremists protest

Dogs bring joy to special needs children

The Israel Dog Unit held a special exhibition to bring joy to scores of children at once over Passover.

Dogs bring joy to special needs children

Police hanged in effigy in Beit Shemesh

2 police dolls with swastikas hanged on Beit Shemesh street. Police met by rioters upon arrival to remove dolls.

Police hanged in effigy in Beit Shemesh

Haredi aliya to Israel: The comeback of this century?

Has the yeshivish world lost sight of the importance that the Vilna Gaon and Baal Shem Tov placed on living in the Holy Land?

Haredi aliya to Israel: The comeback of this century?

Government pledges half billion shekels for Beit Shemesh development

Bennett government plans new spending to bolster transportation, infrastructure, municipal services, and job training in Beit Shemesh.

Government pledges half billion shekels for Beit Shemesh

Man seriously injured in Beit Shemesh from falling tree branch

Worker is in serious condition after being hit by a falling tree branch in Beit Shemesh this morning.

Man seriously injured in Beit Shemesh from falling tree branch

Beit Shemesh hosts virtual meeting to help new immigrants from South Africa

Virtual meeting held to help dozens of new immigrants from South Africa adjust to life in Israel.

Beit Shemesh hosts virtual meeting to help new immigrants

Right-wing activists to MK Benny Begin: You despicable old man, you traitor

Activists shout at New Hope MK after faction meeting in Beit Shemesh: "Look what you did to your father."

Right-wing activists to Benny Begin: You despicable old manplayer

Beit Shemesh: 3 seriously injured in explosion

Factory explosion next to Beit Shemesh leaves four injured, including 3 in serious condition.

Beit Shemesh: 3 seriously injured in explosion

8-year-old girl killed in Beit Shemesh car accident

First-responders, doctors unable to revive child who was run over by vehicle.

8-year-old girl killed in Beit Shemesh car accident

Jerusalem woman in critical condition after home birth goes awry

Woman suffers massive blood loss after going into labor at home, is rushed to hospital in critical condition.

Jerusalem woman in critical condition after home birth goes awry

Man stabbed to death in Beit Shemesh

Man, 47, stabbed to death in Beit Shemesh; police arrest his 17-year-old son.

Man stabbed to death in Beit Shemesh

Supreme Court overrules Prosecution: Autopsy unnecessary in Beit Shemesh stabbing case

Following protests & intervention of ZAKA, Supreme Court orders Prosecution to expedite burial of stabbing victim.

Supreme Court overrules Prosecution: Autopsy unnecessary

Woman harassed, forced to back of the bus in Beit Shemesh

Woman binging 5-year-old niece to kindergarten shouted at for not sitting in back of bus.

Woman harassed, forced to back of the bus in Beit Shemesh

Beit Shemesh: Building evacuated due to concerns of immediate collapse

Beit Shemesh apartment building evacuated after partial collapse.

Beit Shemesh: Building evacuated amid fears of collapse

Teachers Concerned After Girl Disappears From School

She’s a sweet, responsible 17-year-old student, from a respected family. So, why are teachers worried?

Teachers Concerned After Girl Disappears From School

United Hatzalah hits back after poster claims religious 'transgression'

Eli Beer responds to pashkvillim decrying United Hatzalah as transgressing laws of modesty by training women EMTs.

United Hatzalah hits back after poster claims 'transgression'

Two sisters and a friend save a life at a Beit Shemesh pool

Two sisters and their friend, volunteer first responders from the US and Canada, save a drowning man at a public pool in Beit Shemesh.

American, Canadian immigrants save a life at Beit Shemesh pool

Beit Shemesh synagogue demolished - with Torah scroll still inside

'Even if the city needed to evacuate the synagogue, care should have been taken to respect the Torah scroll,' Beit Shemesh resident says.

Beit Shemesh synagogue demolished - with Torah scroll inside

Pit where boy drowned had no barrier, no warning of danger

Pit is located within picnic site, with no clue that its waters are over eight feet deep.

Pit where boy drowned had no barrier, no warning of danger

Tragedy in Beit Shemesh: 14-year-old drowns during school trip

After hours of searching: 14-year-old boy with whom contact was lost pulled from water reservoir near Beit Shemesh.

Tragedy in Beit Shemesh: 14-year-old drowns during school trip

Husband of Beit Shemesh mayor donates kidney

Dr. Bloch had decided to donate a kidney the night he had to announce the passing of Rabbi Yeshayahu Heber.

Husband of Beit Shemesh mayor donates kidney

Beit Shemesh: 6-year-old in critical condition after being found in car

MDA, United Hatzalah paramedics resuscitate child found with no pulse in vehicle in Beit Shemesh.

6-year-old in critical condition after being found in car

Watch: Bus driver attacked in Beit Shemesh

'The day is coming when a bus driver will be murdered at the wheel,' says union chief.

Watch: Bus driver attacked in Beit Shemeshplayer

Police officer shoots in air while enforcing lockdown in Beit Shemesh

Police volunteer reportedly felt threatened when crowd gathered and stones were thrown at him during enforcement against school.

Policeman shoots in air while enforcing lockdown in Beit Shemesh

Ancient lamp workshop discovered in Ramat Beit Shemesh

One of the largest ceramic oil-lamp workshops in Israel discovered in Beit Shemesh, at site of major Second Temple-era administrative center

Ancient lamp workshop discovered in Ramat Beit Shemesh

Tragedy in Beit Shemesh when boy falls from height and is killed

MDA paramedics provided medical treatment, evacuated boy to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Tragedy in Beit Shemesh when boy falls from height and is killed

Watch: Last minute Pro-Trump rally in Beit Shemesh

Israeli citizens demonstrate in support of incumbent president 1 day before US elections.

Watch: Last minute Pro-Trump rally in Beit Shemeshplayer

5 workers hurt in Beit Shemesh scaffolding collapse

One worker in serious condition after scaffolding collapses at Beit Shemesh construction site.

5 workers hurt in Beit Shemesh scaffolding collapseplayer

Watch: Haredi children attack vehicle with soldier

IDF soldier's car surrounded by children, young men who curse, throw stones at him.

Watch: Haredi children attack vehicle with soldier

Beit Shemesh Mayor Aliza Bloch: 'Lockdown has already been tried and failed'

"I refuse to be dictated to," says Bloch, who only found out about the impending lockdown in Beit Shemesh via the media.

'Lockdown has already been tried and failed'