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Etzion Bloc

News and updates about Etzion Bloc

'We believe the state will keep its promise'

Matan Benita, a resident of Sde Boaz, says that the state promised to legalize the community following voluntary partial evacuation.

'We believe the state will keep its promise'

New bypass road in Etzion Bloc nears construction

A new road and other traffic arrangements will dramatically improve security on the Kiryat Arba- Etzion Bloc route.

New bypass road in Etzion Bloc nears construction

'Close Off Etzion Route to Palestinians'

Deputy Head of Etzion Bloc Council demands severe measures following car terror attack.

'Close Off Etzion Route to Palestinians'

Livni Opposes Etzion Bloc Land Bid

Justice Minister says the government's decision 'does not help' in getting moderates on board with Israel.

Livni Opposes Etzion Bloc Land Bid

Soldiers Nab Terrorist who Opened Fire at Kibbutz

IDF soldiers capture a terrorist who opened fire at Kibbutz Migdal Oz in Gush Etzion, 20 seconds after the incident.

Soldiers Nab Terrorist who Opened Fire at Gush Etzion Kibbutz

Bennett: Land Swaps Are Not Our Heritage

During a march with 5,000 youths, Economy Minister slams talk of giving up land to keep 'settlement blocs.'

Bennett: Land Swaps Are Not Our Heritageplayer

Judea-Samaria: 'Annexation the Only Viable Option'

Prof. Gil-White of Penn takes tour with Women in Green, sees reality of Arab land grabs and urges immediate annexation.

Prof. Visits Judea, Says Sovereignty is 'Only Viable Option'

Teach the Story of the 'Lamed Hey,' Piron Told

Gush Etzion council head asked Education Minister Shai Piron to include the history of the Lamed Hey fighters in school curricula.

Teach the Story of the 'Lamed Hey,' Education Minister Told

IDF Prevents Terror Attack in Gush Etzion

IDF soldiers arrest four terrorists with knives before they can enter the community of Migdal Oz in Gush Etzion.

IDF Prevents Terror Attack in Gush Etzion

While it Lasts: Snow Tourism in Gush Etzion

Gush Etzion region, which experienced record snowfall over the weekend, takes opportunity to boost tourism in the region.

While it Lasts: Snow Tourism in Gush Etzionplayer

Army Unit Rescues Residents of Gush Etzion Town

An IDF unit on Sunday came to the aid of a snowbound woman who was set to give birth in the town of P'nei Kedem in Gush Etzion.

Army Unit Rescues Residents of Snowbound Gush Etzion Town

Snow in Gush Etzion, Samaria and Jerusalem

Snow began falling Wednesday night in Samaria, Gush Etzion, Hevron and Jerusalem. School cancelled in Jerusalem area.

School's Out: Snow in Gush Etzion, Samaria and Jerusalemplayer

'Amos Junction' Named on Beleaguered Judea Road

Ceremony renames 'T-junction' in Gush Etzion after Jewish prophet who lived in area, part of vigil to raise Jewish presence at attack site.

'Amos Junction' Inaugurated on Beleaguered Judea Road

Movie Shows Brave, Tragic History of Gush Etzion

A new memorial to the Jews slain in Gush Etzion includes a video that captures the region’s inspiring, tragic history.

New Movie Shows Brave, Tragic History of Gush Etzionplayer

Moshe Arens in Shdema Speaks: Warsaw Ghetto Events

Event, funded by Women in Green, discusses full extent of Jewish, Israeli involvement in Uprising, tells unknown perspective.

Prof. Moshe Arens in Shdema: New Version of Warsaw Ghetto Eventsplayer

Arabs Attempt to Destroy Vigil Site in Gush Etzion

Lean-to being used by grassroots group in demonstration for Jewish presence at the site destroyed; group declares vigils to continue.

Palestinian Arabs Attempt to Destroy Vigil Site in Gush Etzion

Firebomb Victim: I Saw My Wife Burning

Victim of terrorist firebomb attack recalls the horror. ‘It wasn’t like this before terrorist release,’ he says.

Firebomb Victim: I Saw My Wife Burning

Vigil in Gush Etzion in Response to Terror Attacks

Grassroots group Women in Green to set up daily protest demanding Jewish presence at T-junction, in response to wave of terror attacks

Daily Vigil Planned in Gush Etzion in Response to Terror Attacks

Critically Injured Teen Passes Away

Nofar-Hodaya Shimon, who was injured after being hit by an Arab truck opposite Elazar in Gush Etzion, passed away over the Sabbath.

Teen Who Was Critically Injured in Accident Passes Away

Protesters’ Angry as Teen Critically Hurt

Israelis from Gush Etzion outraged as teenage girl is hit by truck. ‘We warned this could happen.’

Protesters’ Angry as Teen Critically Hurt in Traffic Accident

Ben-Dahan: Get Used to Israeli Sovereignty

Israel will be sovereign in the entire land of Israel, Deputy Minister says as Shdema camp is transformed.

Dep. Min. Ben-Dahan: Get Used to Israeli Sovereignty

Shdema Transforms into Cultural Center

At the abandoned army base at Shdema, a mezuzah has been affixed to an army structure that has been turned into an cultural center.

Shdema Military Camp Transforms into Cultural Center player

Ministry: No Bike Trips in Gush Etzion

Bikers are not welcome in Judea and Samaria, as far as the Education Ministry is concerned. The Ministry blames the IDF's security demands

Ministry: No Bike Trips in Gush Etzion

878 New Yesha Homes Approved

Building may take a while to begin, but decision acknowledges that Jews of Judea and Samaria have "rights and needs which can't be ignored."

878 New Yesha Homes Approved

Father Dies After Falling into Pit of Water

A 32-year-old father of three was killed after falling into a pit of water in Gush Etzion.

Father of Three Dies After Falling into Pit of Water

Minister: 1,000 New Homes to be Built in Judea

Gevaot neighborhood at Etzion Bloc's Alon Shvut to be enlarged by 1,000 units.

Minister: 1,000 New Homes to be Built in Judea

Google Says Gush Etzion is in 'Palestine'

Residents of Gush Etzion outraged to discover that, according to Google, they live in "Palestine".

Google Says Gush Etzion Residents Live in 'Palestine'

Arabs Fly Nazi Flag near Hevron

Residents of Gush Etzion astounded to see Nazi flag flying near the mosque of Beit Omar.

Arabs Fly Nazi Flag near Hevron

Independence in Shdema: More Growth, More Israel

Land of Israel activists celebrate 65th Independence Day, but say, ‘We won’t sit on our laurels.’

Independence Day in Shdema: More Growth, More Israel

Thousands Remember the Fallen in Gush Etzion

Thousands of people participated in an official ceremony in memory of the residents of Gush Etzion

Thousands Remember the Fallen in Gush Etzion

Record Tourism in Gush Etzion

A record number of tourists visit the Judea region and Gush Etzion. Most popular: Herodium, Deer Land. New minister among visitors.

Record Tourism in Gush Etzion

Video: Etzion Bloc Terrorists Apprehended

IDF officer describes how his soldiers arrested a terrorist cell that carried out serious terror attacks.

Video: Etzion Bloc Terrorists Apprehendedplayer

Passover Hike to Solomon’s Pools in Gush Etzion

The Kfar Etzion Field School will introduce Passover tourists to Solomon’s Pools, which supplied water to Jerusalem for nearly 2,000 years.

Passover Hike to Solomon’s Pools in 'Area A' of Gush Etzion

Quick IDF Action Nets Arab Shooters

Two Arabs arrested after they fired shots at Migdal Oz in the Etzion Bloc.

Quick IDF Action Nets Arab Shooters

Scottish, US Experience Makes Great Israeli Beer

Immigrants from Scotland, America team up to make “the best beer possible.”

Scottish and US Experience Makes Great Israeli Beerplayer

Gov’t Forces Destroying Caravans at Ma’ale Rehavam

Government security forces arrived Wednesday morning in Gush Etzion to tear down caravan homes at Ma’ale Rehavam.

Gov’t Forces Destroying Caravan Homes at Ma’ale Rehavam

Terror Gang That Targeted Gush Etzion Busted

In a joint operation, the Shabak, IDF, and Israel Police arrested in recent months an Arab terror cell, based in a village near Gush Etzion

IDF, Shabak Break Up Terror Gang Targeting Gush Etzion

Arabs Attempt to Storm Tree Planting

As Israelis in Gush Etzion attempted to plant trees, a mob of Arab thugs and international anarchists rioted.

Arabs Attempt to Storm Tree Planting, Jewish Town in Gush Etzion

Shots Fired Towards Gush Etzion Community

Gunshots fired towards a security guard’s post at Kibbutz Migdal Oz in Gush Etzion. No casualties.

Shots Fired Towards Gush Etzion Community

Arab who Tried to Fire at Security Guard Arrested

IDF soldiers arrest a PA Arab man who tried to shoot a guard at Kibbutz Migdal Oz in Gush Etzion. No Israelis hurt.

IDF Soldiers Arrest Arab who Tried to Fire at Security Guard