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Report: Jews Buy Abandoned Church for New Town near Gush Etzion

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Jerusalem activist Aryeh King has bought an abandoned church property for use as a new Jewish town between Gush Etzion and Hebron, Haaretz reported Friday morning.

King, who lives in eastern Jerusalem, has not commented on the report of the purchase of the 9-acre site next to the village of Al-Aroob, a favorite launching point for rocks thrown by Palestinian Authority terrorists at passing Jewish motorists.

The old church is located approximately one mile south of Gush Etzion. There are no Jewish communities located on the highway until Kiryat Arba. One community, Karmei Tzur, is located south of Al-Aroob but is several miles west of the highway.

The new town is to be called Beit Bracha, which means “the House of Blessing.” A church on the site was used as a hostel 20 years ago but then was abandoned after going bankrupt.

According to Haaretz, King bought the property three years ago and is building a new security fence around the site.

A Gush Etzion official told Haaretz, “This is a property owned by the Swedish church  and has no connection with us.

Arabs Attack Public Bus, Private Car in Gush Etzion

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Arab terrorists attacked Israeli motorists in Gush Etzion at least twice on Monday (May 18), hurling large, sharp rocks at a private car and at a public bus on the No. 160 Egged line.

Both sustained damage in the attacks.

The incidents took place near the Arab village of El Aroub, located along Highway 60 between the Gush Etzion junction and Kiryat Arba.

None of the passengers or drivers were physically injured in the attacks, although several were traumatized.

Medical Update on the Grandson of Rav Bina, Injured in Alon Shvut Terror Attack

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

The following update was released by the Bina family early Sunday morning, on the medical status of Aryeh ben Rina, the grandson of Rav Aharon Bina, the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh.

Aryeh was injured in the Arab terror attack in Alon Shvut last week that injured four young boys, Aryeh was the most seriously injured.

Update on Aryeh ben Rina: Chasdei Hashem for the first time since coming to the hospital Aryeh has regained consciousness and is responsive! The doctors are predicting a slow and steady process ahead to B’ezrat Hashem a full recovery. We are certain that your ongoing prayers are playing a big part.

Thank you for all of your warm wishes, tefilot, and caring. You should all be zoche to Yeshuot and Hatzlacha, and have a wonderful Yom Yerushalayim!

Aharon and Malke Bina

Refuah Sheleimah.

Standing Vigil in Gush Etzion

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Israeli girls protest and stand vigil at the site of Thursday’s terror attack in Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion.

Driver Admits to Alon Shvut Terror Attack

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Gag order removed:

The Shabak reports that the Arab driver in Thursday afternoon’s terror attack near Alon Shvut has admitted to his intentions.

Muhammad Arfaaih from Hebron, born in 1993, was released from prison a year ago, after previously being arrested for throwing stones at vehicles and carrying (cold) weapons.

Arfaaih admitted he ran over the children on purpose, to commit a terror attack, and the Shabak are investigating if incitement from the Palestinian Authority on the Internet and Facebook inspired him to commit his attack today.

Update: Four Hurt in Suspected Gush Etzion Hit-and-Run Terror Attack

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Four young boys have been injured by a vehicle in Gush Etzion in what is suspected as a terrorist hit-and-attack.

Security forces have found and are questioning the Palestinian Authority driver of the black Subaru car that hit the youth but have not confirmed that it was a terrorist attack. However, an eyewitness at the scene said it appeared that the driver intentionally hit the boys before speeding off.

The vehicle struck the victims at the entrance to the community of Alon Shvut. One person suffered moderate injuries, and three others were injured lightly. They were standing at the same spot where Hams terrorists last summer kidnapped and later murdered three yeshiva students.

In a separate attack, two people were lightly injured in an Arab rock-throwing attack on their tourist bus.

Nearby, an explosive device reportedly was thrown from a house in Bethlehem over the wall separating the city from Rachel’s Tomb (Kever Rachel).

Security forces shot the terrorist, whose condition is not yet known.

In Samaria, The IDF shot and injured a Palestinian Authority terrorist was throwing rocks at soldiers patrolling the security fence.

Police Arrest Gush Etzion Teen for Vandalizing Arab Olive Trees

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Police have arrested a 16-year-old resident of Bat Ayin in Gush Etzion Tuesday on suspicion of having vandalized Arab olive trees and throwing rocks at Arabs.

The teenager, who learns in Yitzhar in Samaria, is scheduled to appear in court today.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/police-arrest-gush-etzion-teen-for-vandalizing-arab-olive-trees/2015/05/05/

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