News and updates about Ofra

Security forces destroy Jewish outpost near town of Ofra

Police, Border Police, and the Civil Administration demolish residential building, goat pen, in Givat Or Meir.

Security forces destroy Jewish outpost near town of Ofra

Terror attack thwarted near Jewish town

IDF soldiers identify terrorist, open fire as he nears Ofra gate.

Terror attack thwarted near Jewish town

Terrorists open fire at military post near town of Ofra

IDF forces return fire, terrorists escape in vehicle.

Terrorists open fire at military post near town of Ofra

Terrorist neutralized after trying to stab soldiers

The incident took place near the Jewish community of Ofra in the Binyamin Regional Council.

Terrorist neutralized after trying to stab soldiers

Attempted stabbing attack in Samaria

Terrorist neutralized while attempting to stab soldiers near Ofra. No casualties reported.

Attempted stabbing attack in Samaria

Commander censured over 'friendly fire' incident in Ofra

IDF concludes investigation of incident last month in which IDF soldiers accidentally opened fire on security personnel in Ofra.

Commander censured over 'friendly fire' incident in Ofra

IDF soldiers open fire on Israeli security personnel

IDF soldiers opened fire on two security guards from Ofra who they thought were Palestinian stone-throwers. No injuries were reported

IDF soldiers open fire on Israeli security personnel

'I feel great pride and privilege to protect the residents'

Lieutenant R. who neutralized terrorist near Ofra: The terrorist fired in our direction, we made contact and managed to neutralize him.

'I feel great pride and privilege to protect the residents'

Shooting attack in Ofra - no casualties

IDF eliminates terrorist who opened fire at military post at gate to Ofra community.

Shooting attack in Ofra - no casualties

Officer injured as Arab terrorist rams security forces near Ofra

Terrorist rams security forces who stopped him for a routine inspection, injuring one officer. The forces open fire at the terrorist.

Officer injured as Arab terrorist rams security forces near Ofra

House destroyed after phone charger causes fire

Fire in town of Ofra breaks out after phone charged while being placed on a mattress. Firefighters put out blaze without casualties.

House destroyed after phone charger causes fire

'Decisive days for the Land of Israel'

Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis visits Ofra, warns against leftist government supported by the Arab parties.

'Decisive days for the Land of Israel'

Ambassador Friedman consoles family of terror victim

US ambassador to Israel, who rose today from mourning of his mother, arrives to Ofra to pay condolences at Dvir Sorek family home.

Ambassador Friedman consoles family of terror victim

'I hope he didn't see the face of evil'

Yoav Sorek, father of the slain teen, criticizes the release of terrorists in 'deals.' In his view, catching the terrorist is unimportant.

'I hope he didn't see the face of evil'

Watch: Dvir Sorek is laid to rest

Thousands gather at the Ofra cemetery. Dvir is survived by his parents and six siblings. 'We had a gift for 19 years.'

Watch: Dvir Sorek is laid to rest

Ofra residents killed in crash identified

Yosef Amichai and Uri Mendel named as victims killed in collision between private car and truck in Samaria.

Ofra residents killed in crash identified

Compensation for evacuees of Amona, Ofra and Netiv Ha'avot

Evacuees of Amona, Ofra and Netiv Ha'avot to receive compensation payments totaling 64 million shekels.

Compensation for evacuees of Amona, Ofra and Netiv Ha'avot

Shooting near Israeli town north of Jerusalem

Reports of gunfire outside of Ofra - near scene of last week's drive-by shooting attack.

Shooting near Israeli town north of Jerusalem

Shaked: Netanyahu must make decisions about Ofra

Minister Shaked holds demonstration outside PM Office: 'No civilized country would allow transfer of inflated salaries to terrorists.'

Shaked: Netanyahu must make decisions about Ofra

'Response should be to strengthen villages in Judea and Samaria'

Tourism Minister says response to Givat Assaf terror attack should be legislation normalizing unrecognized villages in Judea and Samaria.

'Response should be to strengthen villages in Judea and Samaria'

Ofra drive-by shooting victims: Praying for a precious family

The spiritual and the political ramifications of the horrific terrorist attack that took place this week outside the community of Ofra.

Ofra drive-by shooting victims: Praying for a precious family

Minister Yisrael Katz: 'The task: To double settlement'

Minister Katz tours Binyamin, inaugurates Adam interchange and traffic lights at Givat Asaf junction near Beit El to ease Route 60 traffic.

Minister Yisrael Katz: 'The task: To double settlement'

Bennett: Time to regulate Ofra

Education Minister says government refusal to demolish terrorist's homes, normalize lives of residents of Judea and Samaria encourage terror

Bennett: Time to regulate Ofra

Greenblatt to UN: This is what you defended, this is your legacy

White House envoy castigates United Nations for refusing to condemn Hamas, points to terror group's support for Ofra shooting attack.

Greenblatt to UN: This is what you defended, this is your legacy

Shaked: There must be a price to pay for terrorism

Justice Minister calls on Netanyahu to normalize status of Israeli town of Ofra, following shooting attack Sunday night.

Shaked: There must be a price to pay for terrorism

Watch: IDF forces hunt for terrorists following shooting attack

Israeli security forces conduct extensive searches for Arab terrorists who opened fire on civilians Sunday, wounding pregnant woman.

Watch: IDF forces hunt for terrorists following shooting attack

Condition of baby born following shooting attack worsens

Deterioration in condition of baby born premature after shooting attack left his mother seriously wounded. Mother's condition stabilizes.

Condition of baby born following shooting attack worsens

Watch: Drive-by shooting attack north of Jerusalem

Security camera captures footage of Arab terrorists opening fire on group of Israelis at bus stop outside of town of Ofra.

Watch: Drive-by shooting attack north of Jerusalem

Pregnant woman seriously wounded in terror attack in Binyamin

Seven people wounded after terrorists open fire on Israelis at bus stop next to Ofra, north of Jerusalem.

Pregnant woman seriously wounded in terror attack in Binyamin

Hundreds of houses in Ofra to be legalized

Defense Minister seeks to regulate homes built on private land with proper compensation for land owners.

Hundreds of houses in Ofra to be legalized

Supreme Court freezes compensation for Amona evacuees

Judge issues interim order against compensation to residents thrown out of homes in Amona, Ofra, and Netiv Ha'avot.

Supreme Court freezes compensation for Amona evacuees

Shooting attack in Samaria

Terrorists open fire on civilian bus in Samaria carrying students. No injuries reported, security forces searching for shooters.

Shooting attack in Samaria

'Arabs attacked us and the police took our weapons away'

Police return weapons to Samaria residents five months after Arab mob pelts their car with stones.

'Arabs attacked us and the police took our weapons away'

Victims of Great Revolt brought to rest in Ofra

Remains of Jews who perished in the Great Revolt against the Romans and were discovered in Binyamin secretly buried in Ofra.

Victims of Great Revolt brought to rest in Ofra

AG approves new homes in Ofra, Gush Etzion

Attorney General Mandelblit green-lights 91 new homes in Ofra in Samaria, 56 houses in Kfar Etzion in Judea.

AG approves new homes in Ofra, Gush Etzion

Bennett: We fought for the residents of Amona

Education Minister says those hurt by expulsions can 'choose to sink into despair, or to choose life.'

Bennett: We fought for the residents of Amona

'A loss for the entire country'

President Rivlin makes condolence call to bereaved family of Elhai Taharlev, the 20-year-old soldier murdered in a terror attack last week.

'A loss for the entire country'

Watch: IDF operation in terrorist's village

IDF forces prepare for demolition of terrorist's home after attack, confiscate stolen vehicles found in village.

Watch: IDF operation in terrorist's village

Outpouring of grief over Elhai's murder

Yeshivas and rabbinic organizations express their sorrow at the loss of soldier murdered in car attack.

Outpouring of grief over Elhai's murder

Soldier murdered near Ofra: Elhai Taharlev

A fighter in the IDF’s Golani Brigade, Elhai Taharlev, was identified as the soldier murdered in the car attack this morning.

Soldier murdered near Ofra: Elhai Taharlev

Car attack: Jew murdered in Binyamin region

20-year-old Israeli murdered and another youth injured after a car terror attack near Ofra. Terrorist neutralized and arrested.

Car attack: Jew murdered in Binyamin region

In spite of everything: Ofra is expanding

Following last week's destruction of 9 Ofra homes, residents pick up pieces, lay foundation for 10 new units.

In spite of everything: Ofra is expanding

Ofra protesters won't be placed under house arrest

Israeli court rejects police appeal to place rooftop protesters under house arrest.

Ofra protesters won't be placed under house arrest

'It's not easy to watch your house be demolished'

Ofra resident speaks of hardships as his family's home is demolished by a bulldozer. 'We always look forward.  We have to look forward.'

'It's not easy to watch your house be demolished'

Police: Ofra evictions complete, demolition commencing

Police announce removal of last protesters from Ofra homes. Demolition of 9 homes underway.

Police: Ofra evictions complete, demolition commencing

Watch: Government demolishes Ofra homes

Defense Ministry demolishes Ofra residents' homes, takes youth off rooftops.

Watch: Government demolishes Ofra homes

'Netanyahu should've been more courageous'

Avi Ro’eh, chairman of the Binyamin Regional Council and the Yesha Council, speaks after the eviction of nine homes in Ofra.

'Netanyahu should've been more courageous'

Ofra: Arrested for providing food and sleeping bag to evictees

Resident of Ofra arrested after using a multicopter to transfer food and sleeping bag to people barricaded on their roof.

Ofra: Arrested for providing food and sleeping bag to evictees

Ofra eviction completed

Justice Minister: 'The land will remain empty and no one will benefit from it. This is pointless destruction.'

Ofra eviction completed

Watch: The Ofra eviction as it unfolds

See albums from evacuation of nine houses in Ofra, Tuesday 2nd of Adar 5777

Watch: The Ofra eviction as it unfolds

Ofra evictions: 8 homes evacuated, 8 officers injured

Security forces complete evacuating 8 of 9 homes slated for demolition. 8 officers injured in clashes with protesters. Two arrests.

Ofra evictions: 8 homes evacuated, 8 officers injured

Ofra reservists protest demolitions in IDF uniforms

Ofra reservists call on people to come in IDF uniform and protest demolitions in Ofra. "We are not second-class citizens or lawbreakers.'

Ofra reservists protest demolitions in IDF uniforms

'We are being evicted for an imaginary owner - is that justice?'

Vardit Kfir, whose house in Ofra is being evacuated Tuesday, says residents are there to stay. 'Land of Israel belongs to the Jews'.

'We are being evicted for an imaginary owner - is that justice?'

High Court rejects Ofra petition - houses to be demolished

Justices reject Ofra residents request to seal rather than demolish 9 homes, approve destruction of houses.

High Court rejects Ofra petition - houses to be demolished

IDF deploys barriers anticipating Ofra demolitions

IDF forces deploy barriers in east Binyamin ahead of destroying nine houses in Ofra scheduled for tomorrow.

IDF deploys barriers anticipating Ofra demolitions

Jewish man banned from Ofra

Jew protesting demolition of 9 homes in Ofra banned from town until after evacuation, despite having committed no crime.

Jewish man banned from Ofra

Youths evicted from Ofra home ahead of scheduled demolition

One of nine homes slated for demolition in Ofra evacuated by Border Police on Sunday.

Youths evicted from Ofra home ahead of scheduled demolition

MK Smotrich: I can explain Regulation Law because I wrote it

MK Smotrich submits 'urgent request' to High Court calling for a correct interpretation of the Regulation Law to save the 9 Ofra homes.

MK Smotrich: I can explain Regulation Law because I wrote it

'Amona residents forsaken'

Former Amona resident Tamar Nizri afraid of future facing residents, 'We expect PM to fulfill promise, but confidence shaken.'

'Amona residents forsaken'

Ofra residents to court: Seal off our homes, don't destroy them

Residents of neighborhood slated for demolition say Regulation Law could normalize their homes, asks they be sealed, not destroyed.

Ofra residents to court: Seal off our homes, don't destroy them