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Gush Etzion Holiday Traffic Slowed Down by Security

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Traffic throughout Israel on the first intermediate (Chol HaMoed) day of the Jewish Festival of Sukkot was complicated Tuesday by constant stoning attacks from Arab terrorists intent on killing Israeli motorists.

The terrorists failed in their mission, but they slowed down the traffic.

In the Gush Etzion section of Judea, Route 374 was narrowed down to a single lane in which traffic was allowed to flow in one direction only, alternately, in order to maintain tight control on the security situation at the Husan bypass around Beitar and the underpass near the El Khader junction.

Traffic was reported heavy in both directions in the late afternoon hours, but no injuries were reported by nightfall.

Reports earlier in the day indicated that at least 40,000 people had flocked to the nation’s public parks and nature reserves to celebrate the holiday, the beautiful weather and the glorious day.

Hana Levi Julian

Armed Arab Caught at Entrance to Beitar Illit

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

An Arab, armed with a knife, was caught at the Givat Bet entrance to Beitar Illit in Gush Etzion as he was trying to get into the city.

The incident happened a little before 10 PM on Sunday.

He was apprehended with no injuries to any civilians or security forces.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Baby Hurt in Arab Rock Attack Near Beitar Illit

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

An infant was hurt Thursday morning in an Arab terror attack on the highway near the entrance to the Jewish community of Beitar Illit, in Judea.

Stone-throwing Arabs attacked the vehicle in which the six-month-old baby was riding, according to Magen David Adom medics, who said the vehicle was heading towards Jerusalem at the time.

The infant was struck by shards of glass from the window that was smashed by the rocks hurled by the terrorists.

After being treated at the scene, the baby was evacuated to a nearby hospital for continued medical treatment.

IDF soldiers launched a search for the attackers.

Hana Levi Julian

Road Terror Rock Attack Near Beitar Illit in Judea

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Palestinian Arab terrorists attacked an Israeli motorist driving near the Jewish community of Beitar Illit in Judea around midday Wednesday (Sept. 16).

The attackers hurled rocks at the vehicle as it passed on the road near the community. One of the rocks succeeded in smashing the windshield of the car; it was hurled with such force that it slammed through the windshield and landed on the floor of the back seat of the vehicle.

No one was physically injured but at least one person in the car was badly traumatized in the attack and required treatment at the scene.

Hana Levi Julian

World’s Youngest Hassidic Rebbe Gets Married

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Judah Zundel Biedermann waited seven years for the moment he would fill his father’s shoes — his father being the late Lelov Rebbe of Beitar Illit. This week, at the tender age of 19 and a half, he celebrated that happiest day of his life.

With family, friends and acquaintances watching, Biedermann married his loved one at an events hall in central Israel. And with his wedding, he also became the world’s youngest Hassidic Rebbe.

Judah Zundel is the eldest son of Rabbi Shimon Natan Neta Biderman — the Lelov Rebbe of Beitar Illit in Gush Etzion, some 6 miles south of Jerusalem. The Rebbe died seven years ago, with his son only 12. Judah was nicknamed the “yanuka,” or youngster, which is the title usually given the heir apparent of a Rebbe who isn’t yet of age to take over.

Three years after his father’s passing, when he was 15, Judah oversaw with authority the memorial get together marking the date, and the chareidi press was delighted in the young man’s ability to fit in his father’s shoes. His hassidim reported that he presided over the “Tish” like a real Rebbe, noting that the only thing preventing him from getting the job officially, was the fact that he was not yet married.

After the wedding this week, and through the first year of his marriage, the new Lelov Rebbe will live in Bnei Brak, with short weekend hops to Betar Illit, his father’s city.

The Beitar Illit Levov court is relatively small, comprising only a few dozen families, but they all share an admiration for their new spiritual leader.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Mother Injured in Attack in Gush Etzion

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Terrorist threw an empty glass bottle at a Jewish car being driven near The Amos junction in Gush Etzion on Wednesday morning.

The windshield was damaged. Some glass hit the mother, lightly injuring her. The baby was not injured.

She continued driving to a nearby first-aid station.

Earlier this morning, stone-throwers hit a driver near Beitar Ilit, lightly injuring the driver.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Arab Rock Attacks on Israeli Drivers in Jerusalem, Gush Etzion

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Arab terror gangs have again attacked Israeli vehicles over the past few hours on main arteries around Jerusalem.

In the early afternoon, Egged Bus No. 161, which travels through the Etzion bloc in Gush Etzion, was the target of a massive rock attack as it drove towards the capital.

Arabs hurled rocks at the sides and windshield of the bus, hoping to distract or even injure the driver enough to force an accident and stop the bus. The deadly strategy, which has been used successfully in the past, would enable the terrorists to finish off the passengers as well as the driver.

The ambush occurred near the Beitar Illit junction and the attackers smashed the windshield of the bus, but did not succeed in distracting the driver, who was well-trained. He kept the vehicle moving and drove out of harm’s way.

Miraculously, no one was physically injured although a number of passengers were traumatized by the incident.

Earlier in the day, a private vehicle was also targeted in a separate attack near Hadassah Medical Center at Mount Scopus.

Private car ambushed in Arab rock attack about 200 meters from the entrance to Hadassah Medical Center at Mt. Scopus on Sept. 1, 2014.

Private car ambushed in Arab rock attack about 200 meters from the entrance to Hadassah Medical Center at Mt. Scopus on Sept. 1, 2014.

The driver of the vehicle told the Hebrew-language 0404 website that he and his wife were attacked by Arabs about 200 meters ahead of the entrance to the medical center.

Early this morning, the Jerusalem Light Rail was also attacked by Arab thugs who hurled rocks at the train as it passed through the capital’s northern neighborhood of Shuafat. The attackers did not succeed in damaging the cars — this time — and none of the passengers were physically injured although some were traumatized.

The Light Rail only returned the route to full service through northern Jerusalem this week, after a forced hiatus due to damage caused by four attacks in a 12-hour span on Aug. 25. Rioting Arabs in Shuafat targeted the train and hurled a rain of rocks and firebombs at the rail cars, damaging several at a cost of tens of thousands of shekels and terrifying the passengers. The route was suspended for a week — cutting off service to thousands of Jewish and Arab commuters who use the line in northern Jerusalem neighborhoods.

The move followed a period in which service was suspended in early July due to the destruction of three stops in Shuafat by rioting Arabs who vowed to permanently stop the train from ever passing through the neighborhood again.

Hana Levi Julian

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