Tag Archive for Gush Etzion

Stabbing Attempt Foiled, Palestinian Terrorist Killed While Lunging in Attack


Knife wielding Palestinian terrorist permanently neutralized while charging at IDF soldiers from the Kfir Brigade stationed in Gush Etzion; no harm or injuries to the soldiers.

Elisha Ben Kimon and Yoav Zitun


A stabbing attack was thwarted in Gush Etzion on Friday afternoon when a terrorist wielding a knife charged at IDF soldiers stationed at a junction in the area before being shot and neutralized.

No injuries were inflicted on Israelis civilians or IDF soldiers from the Kfir Brigade deployed in the area, but the terrorist was left in critical condition before being pronounced dead shortly thereafter at the scene.

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New West Bank mall for Palestinians and settlers opens in Gush Etzion


Referring to the newly opened mall in Gush Etzion, Knesset Member Moalem-Refaeli called on the Palestinians in the area “to come and see what the State of Israel can give you. Come and enjoy the Israeli economy.”



Politicians on Monday afternoon dedicated a new mall for settlers and Palestinians at the Gush Etzion junction, an area that has been a hot spot for terrorist attacks during the last year.

“The opening of this mall sends an unequivocal message to our enemies that you won’t break us,” said MK Nurit Koren (Likud).

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Watch: Stabbing Attack in Samaria by Female Fatah Terrorist

One wounded, as soldier attacked by knife wielding female terrorist.

A few hours after the stabbing attack in Samaria, the terrorist was shot while fleeing IDF soldiers.

By Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar


A female Arab terrorist arrived at Gush Etzion Junction in Judea on Monday morning and tried to stab an IDF soldier, in an attack in which one person was lightly wounded according to Magen David Adom (MDA) reports.

Scene of the attack

Scene of the attack – Photo: Meir Deutsch, Regavim

The terrorist tried to flee the scene according to reports, evidently after the soldier managed to fight her off, but IDF soldiers on patrol who were active in the area shot her and wounded her critically. Continue Reading »

Largest Land Declaration by Gov’t in Gush Etzion in Past Decade

In a move to surely render the EU, American administration and Abbas’ PA livid, Israel’s Civil Administration declared a parcel of 242 acres of land in Gush Etzion as government-owned land, signaling new construction in the near future.

By Yosef Berger


After years of research and a number of High Court cases, the Civil Adminstration on Sunday declared a parcel of 980 dunams (242 acres) of land in Gush Etzion as state-owned land. The declaration of the parcel as state-owned land is the first step in developing plans for eventual home construction.

This is the largest single state land declaration in Gush Etzion for more than a decade and observers said that it could signal a signifcant increase in construction in Gush Etzion in the coming years. Continue Reading »