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Haredi man spends Sabbath in jail - for visit to spring

21-year-old man from Beitar Illit arrest for planning pre-Sabbath immersion in local spring, spends Shabbat in jail. Judge blasts police.

Haredi man spends Sabbath in jail - for visit to spring

'Preschools in the city have become a ticking time bomb'

In Beitar Illit, just across a road from the Arab town of Husan, hundreds of preschool children are unprotected in case of a terror attack.

'Preschools in the city have become a ticking time bomb'

In a Beitar Illit apartment fire, only the tefillin survive

Electric bicycle goes up in flames, sparking apartment fire. 'Only use the original battery.'

In a Beitar Illit apartment fire, only the tefillin survive

Watch: Arab mob attacks Israeli in Gush Etzion

Israeli enters PA town of Husan, attacked by locals, and manages to escape. He is in light condition.

Arab mob attacks Israeli in Gush Etzioplayer

Bus hits three sisters, seriously injuring one of them

Girl aged 4.5 unconscious and on a respirator after she and her two sisters were hit by a bus in Beitar Illit.

Bus hits three sisters, seriously injuring one of them

Rabbis: Pre-prepared cholent must be certified kosher

Cholent and pre-prepared food requires kosher certification, even if it is prepared and sold by religious Jews, rabbis say.

Rabbis: Pre-prepared cholent must be certified kosher

Suspicion that apartment fire was caused by children playing

Apartment fire in Beitar Ilit successfully put out. Firefighters call on parents to keep matches and similar objects away from children.

Suspicion that apartment fire was caused by children playing

Beitar Illit rabbi: 'Nail polish is for secular women'

Municipal rabbi claims city is considered 'too liberal,' says families 'come from Jerusalem to fall apart in Beitar.'

Beitar Illit rabbi: 'Nail polish is for secular women'

Two minors from Beitar Illit arrested for shooting of Arab minor

Two youths from Beitar Illit accused of shooting & wounding Arab youth with Airsoft pistol.

Two minors from Beitar Illit arrested for shooting of Arab minor

Report: Apartment fire was caused by children playing with hot plate

Fire in Beitar Illit apartment was the result of children playing in their parents' room, apartment owner says.

Report: Apartment fire was caused by children playing

Third victim of bleachers disaster: 39-year-old Eliyahu Karpel

Karpel was seriously injured when bleachers collapsed, had appeared to be recovering when condition suddenly deteriorated.

Third victim of bleachers disaster: 39-year-old Eliyahu Karpel

EMT uses new defibrillator and medical kit to save a life

After the Meron tragedy he was issued a defibrillator and new medical kit. Today, he used them to save a life in Beitar Illit.

EMT uses new defibrillator and med kit to save life in Beitar

Fire rages out of control near Beitar Illit

Air units deployed as fire rages out of control between Beitar Illit and Tzur Hadassah, forcing evacuation of gas station.

Fire rages out of control near Beitar Illitplayer

Woman, 91, dead in Beitar Illit bus accident

Investigation opened after bus fatally hits elderly woman in Beitar Illit.

Woman, 91, dead in Beitar Illit bus accident

Dead named in Karlin-Stolin tragedy; others in serious or critical condition

A 13-year-old boy & a 23-year-old father of a months-old baby were killed. Both from Beitar Illit.

Dead named in Karlin-Stolin tragedy; others in serious condition

Another tragedy: 44-year-old man from Beitar collapses & dies

Rabbi Pinchas Daniel of Beitar Illit was participating in a friend's wedding when the tragedy occurred.

44-year-old Beitar Illit man collapses and dies at wedding

Bnei Brak is no longer 'red'

Significant drops in the rate of contagion mean that Bnei Brak, Modi'in Illit, & Beitar Illit are no longer "red zones."

Bnei Brak is no longer 'red'

Beitar Illit Mayor documented in sukkah filled with people

Beitar Illit has been classified as a “red city” with a high rate of coronavirus infections.

Beitar Illit Mayor documented in sukkah filled with peopleplayer

Watch: Cop hurls bucket at haredi boy during clashes in Beitar

Police launch investigation after officer filmed hurling bucket at haredi boy outside of synagogue in Beitar Illit.

Watch: Cop hurls bucket at haredi boy during clashes in Beitarplayer

Beitar Illit resident: 'No one is explaining why we've become a red city'

Residents of Beitar Illit complain about city's status as 'red' city, as Health Min. officials note guideline violations, low test rates.

'No one is explaining why we've become a red city'

Women from Beitar Illit unwanted in Gush Etzion preschools?

'It's not pleasant to work in a place where they suddenly begin treating you with suspicion,' assistant says.

Women from Beitar Illit unwanted in Gush Etzion?

Naftali Bennett: 'Coronavirus patients in Beitar Illit are begging to be evacuated'

MK Naftali Bennett visits Beitar Illit, works out plan to help residents. 'They're handling COVID-19 amazingly and carefully but need help.'

'Beitar Illit coronavirus patients are begging to be evacuated'

Beitar Illit declared a restricted area

Ministerial Committee decides that Beitar Illit will be restricted area for a week due to significant increase in COVID-19 cases.

Beitar Illit declared a restricted area

Areas 'at risk': Bnei Brak, Beitar Illit, Kafr Qasim

Number of active coronavirus cases tops 11,000, according to Coronavirus National Information Center. Over 1,400 cases in Jerusalem.

Areas 'at risk': Bnei Brak, Beitar Illit, Kafr Qasim

Miracle in Beitar Illit

Stroller carrying baby slips away from mother's hands, rushing across the street in city of Beitar Illit south of Jerusalem.

Miracle in Beitar Illit

One dead in Beitar Illit accident

Car collides with bus, leaving 30-year-old haredi man dead near Beitar Illit, south of Jerusalem.

One dead in Beitar Illit accident

Synagogue kugel poisoned

Worshipers at Darchei Torah synagogue in Beitar Ilit detect sharp taste in kugel served at Kiddush after Shabbat prayers.

Synagogue kugel poisoned

Haredi family hospitalized after opening Ali Express order

Suspicious substance found in packages ordered online by haredi family in Beitar Illit, south of Jerusalem.

Haredi family hospitalized after opening Ali Express order

2 children killed in apartment fire laid to rest

A fallen lamp apparently caused the fire in the Ginzburg household. 'The fire was strong, the chances of survival were nil.'

2 children killed in apartment fire laid to rest

Fund set up for Beitar Illit family devastated by fire

Kupat Ha'ir raises funds for family which lost 2 children, all belongings, in tragic fire last night.

Fund set up for Beitar Illit family devastated by fire

Two children killed in fire

Two-year-old Zvi Ginzburg and his five-year-old sister Efrat die in fire in a residential building on Beitar Illit. Seven other injured.

Two children killed in fireplayer

30 million shekels to improve reception in Judea and Samaria

Communications Minister visits Beitar Illit, says he allocated 30 million shekels to improve cellular reception in Judea and Samaria.

30 million shekels to improve reception in Judea and Samaria

Special park for special children

Beitar Illit Municipality establishes unique playground for children with disabilities, equipped with special games facilities.

Special park for special children

8-year-old killed in Beitar Illit accident

Boy from predominantly haredi town south of Jerusalem dead following accident.

8-year-old killed in Beitar Illit accident

2 hurt in stone-throwing attack

5 cars attacked near Beitar Illit in Judea as Israelis mark Yom Hazikaron.

2 hurt in stone-throwing attack

Israeli attacked after accidentally entering PA town

IDF forces working to rescue Israeli citizen who came under attack after accidentally entering Arab town south of Jerusalem.

Israeli attacked after accidentally entering PA town

Haredi family rescued from stream in Judean Desert

Father and three children from Beitar Illit rescued from Nahal Darga in the northern Judean Desert.

Haredi family rescued from stream in Judean Desert

Israeli man suspected in attempted ramming attack

25-year-old resident of Beitar Illit suspected in series of nationalistically-motivated attacks targeting Arab workers.

Israeli man suspected in attempted ramming attack

Beitar building collapse traps workers

Ceiling collapse injures at least six in Beitar Illit, firefighters work to rescue workers trapped in building.

Beitar building collapse traps workers

Arabs stone over ten vehicles near Jerusalem

Arab terrorists from Husan stone cars, bus, near entrance to Jerusalem-area town of Beitar Illit.

Arabs stone over ten vehicles near Jerusalem