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December 5, 2016 / 5 Kislev, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘Beitar Illit’

30 Arrested for Arms and Drug Trafficking

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Israel Police arrested 30 more suspects Tuesday in a sting operation involving an undercover agent who bought weapons and drugs over a six month period.

Among those arrested were 11 suspects from the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Silwan, Sur Bahir and Ras al-Amud, also known as Ma’ale Zeitim. Those arrested were both Jewish and Muslim, and were residents of Jerusalem, Beitar Illit and Ma’ale Adumim.

“The undercover agent worked … in dangerous operations, including buying M-16s, five Carl Gustav submachine guns, a pistol and eight stun grenades,” said Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld.

The suspects were accused of buying and selling arms as well as drug trafficking.

Earlier this week, a separate sting operation resulted in 37 arrests, also for arms and drug trafficking.

Hana Levi Julian

Damage to Beitar Illit Car from Arab Stones

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

An Israeli driver reached the outskirts of the Haredi city of Beitar Illit Monday morning with damage to his windshield, which was initially thought to have been the result of drive by shooting, but was more likely the result of a rock that was thrown by Arab terrorists at his car.

Beitar Illit was established in 1984 just east of the green line marking the liberated territories, as part of Gush Etzion, 6 miles south of Jerusalem, by Religious Zionist families. In the 1990s and later, an influx of Haredi families took over the community, while the original group moved on. The city is now home to many Hasidic groups, including Bobov, Boston, Boyan, Breslov, Karlin-Stolin and Slonim. Beitar Illit’s population is estimated at 50,000.

 

David Israel

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

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