Photo Credit: Israel Police
Dedication of new police station in Beitar Illit

For the first time ever, a police station was inaugurated Tuesday in the Orthodox Jewish city of Beitar Illit, about 10 kilometers (six miles) south of Jerusalem in the Judean mountains.

Established in 1985 in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, the city is home to some 80,000 residents, about 15 percent of whom are English speakers.


The police station was dedicated by Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan and Police Commissioner Roni Alsheikh. It will provide services to some 90,000 residents in Beitar, Gush Etzion and Efrat.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.