History in Judea and Samaria

CEO of the Ministry of Heritage: "A historic plan for Judea and Samaria."

A new government program that was recently approved aims to preserve the Jewish antiquities and history throughout Judea and Samaria. The CEO of the Ministry of Heritage, Netanel Izak, said: "Discoveries are being hidden."

(Photography: Asher Roth)

After the decision made by the government to invest 120 million shekels in a multi-year program to prevent the destruction of antiquities throughout Judea and Samaria, the CEO of the Ministry of Heritage, Netanel Izak, stated in a Srugim studio: "Heritage sites are being systematically damaged."

According to him, there is also destruction resulting from illegal construction but also with the aim of eroding the Jewish connection and attempting to create a false narrative of Palestinian history: "Discoveries that testify to the historical Jewish presence are being hidden."

Physical damage and historical manipulation

According to the data from the Ministry of Heritage in the Judea and Samaria region, there are 3,064 Jewish heritage sites, of which 2,452 are located in Area C. One-third of the sites, 1,150 in number, have been damaged to varying degrees by the Palestinians and with the encouragement of the Palestinian Authority.

(Photo: Institutions of the Cave of the Patriarchs)

In addition to the physical damage on the ground, the Palestinian Authority is trying to promote recognition from UNESCO and countries around the world of Jewish heritage sites as Palestinian sites. Recently, it was reported that a delegation of representatives from South Korea arrived in Tel Shomron with Palestinian Authority officials to promote the establishment of a Palestinian heritage site in that location.

Recently, for the first time, a multi-year comprehensive plan was approved to prevent the destruction of antiquities in Judea and Samaria. As mentioned, the decision is budgeted at 120 million shekels, which will be invested, among other things, in supervision and enforcement, establishing new tourist centers, restoring sites that were previously damaged, and more.

(צילום: דודי פלוג)


Do not send comments that include inflammatory words, defamation, and content that exceeds the limit of good taste.

Israel-Gaza War, Judea & Samaria

"Unprecedented:" 400 terrorists eliminated in Judea & Samaria since outbreak of war

The IDF's operation in Jenin yesterday ended with a number of arrests and three terrorists eliminated, including the Fatah commander in Qalqilya.

Arye Yoeli, JFeed Staff | 21.02.24

Judea and Samaria, Terrorism

Palestinians throw bomb at Israeli vehicle, one person lightly wounded

Palestinians from the village of Burqa near Shchem threw an explosive device at a car en route to the settlement of Shavei Shomron. One person was lightly wounded.

Avi Woolf | 19.02.24

Tulkarm, Terrorism

Fire from the window and breaching the door: watch the operation to take down a Tulkarm terrorist

The Israel Police released helmet camera footage of an operation to take out a senior terrorist involved in shooting attacks on soldiers and Israeli settlements.

JFeed Staff | 18.02.24

A Siddur A Week

A Siddur A Week: The siddur as national project: the Mipi Olalim siddur and its story

In the early 1930s, the Zionist movement set to create an educational siddur for its students, to learn to pray in a native tongue and based on local traditions. This is its story.

Reuven Gafni | 16.02.24

Charedim, IDF, Opinion

All must serve, but not by force / Rabbi Shlomo Aviner

Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, a major religious Zionist Rabbi, explains the importance of both universal military service, and why coercion is not the way to get there.

Rabbi Shlomo Aviner | 15.02.24

Gaza War, US Peace Plan

Government ministers react to American peace plan: "It won't happen!"

A large number of ministers and MKs have already come out strongly against the reported American plan to establish a Palestinian state after the release of hostages. 

Chani Edri, Liran Weinstein, JFeed Staff | 15.02.24

Netanyahu, Biden

Report: The reason why Netanyahu was 'furious' after phone call with Biden

Prime Minister Netanyahu strongly opposes President Biden's decision to sign a presidential order against 'dangerous' settlers.

JFeed Staff | 14.02.24

Judea and Samaria, Settlers

France imposes sanctions on 28 settlers for violence against Palestinians

This decision comes after the US and UK sanctioned four individuals accused of engaging in violent attacks against local Palestinians.

Avi Woolf | 13.02.24

Operation in Judea & Samaria:

Terrorist eliminated after trying to run over soldiers 

The IDF detained 18 wanted terrorists during overnight raids in Judea and Samaria, also rounding up weapons caches. 

Eitan Divinsky | 13.02.24

A Siddur A Week

A Siddur A Week: The Tefillat Kol Peh Siddur and Its Influence

How large letters and an insistence on fullness rather than minimalism made the Tefillat Kol Peh siddur one of the most enduring prayer books in Israel.

Reuven Gafni | 09.02.24

Israel-Gaza War, Judea and Samaria

IDF Arrests 12 Suspects in Judea and Samaria

IDF soldiers arrested 12 suspects in Judea and Samaria and confiscated money meant for terrorism. Some 3,050 suspects have been arrested since the war began.

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 09.02.24

Israel-Gaza War, Judea and Samaria

Three Terrorists Killed at Nur Shams in Exchange of Fire with IDF

The IDF soldiers managed to kill the terrorists after subjecting them to a "pressure cooker" method which lasted four hours. They also eliminated two armed terrorists who tried to escape the house.

JFeed Staff | 07.02.24