Gush Etzion Foundation

Gush Etzion Security

Gush Etzion Security
Oct. 11, 2015 – Tekoa-Efrat road – a 6-month old infant and his mother, a journalist for the BBC, are injured when concrete blocks are hurled at the vehicle they are traveling in
Oct. 7, 2015 – Tekoa-Jerusalem road – rock-throwing and attempting kidnapping – a 38-year old woman is injured and manages to escape
Oct. 20, 2015 – Gush Etzion junction – ram-and-stab attack – soldier and civilian injured; terrorist killed
Terror attacks are on the rise in Gush Etzion and throughout the country. Molotov cocktails and rock-throwing, along with ramming and shooting attacks, have become routine.
Innocent commuters, pedestrians and by-standers are hurt and killed, and the sense of security in the region has been undermined.
This situation cannot go on! This is the time to mobilize efforts to protect the residents of Gush Etzion!
In light of the difficult situation we appeal to you for help in funding the following security essentials:
Safety and security – Gush Etzion
The 22 communities comprising Gush Etzion are spread over a wide area. Each community must urgently be equipped to the maximum degree so that, in the event of security-related incidents, local emergency response teams are able to offer an initial response until outside help can arrive

ItemDetailsCost (in USD)
Medical equipment
Medical Kit3 units3,835
Defirillator20 units5,100
ECG8 units1,500
Ambulance332,000
Fire-fighting equipment
Fire extinguisher towConnects via towing hook. 2 units55,000
Fire hose cabinetIncluding hose and taps. 8 units2,800
Smoke-cutting flashlights21 units3,500
Emergency response teams
Community protection kit: flashlights, adjustable GoPro camera, etc.22 units8,200
Bullet-proof vest10 units6,000
Bullet-proof patrol vehicle1 unit1,200,000
Security at bus stopsSteel guardrails to prevent ramming attacks at bus stops0. 9 units150,000
Security cameras at bus stops inside the yishuvim12 units450,000
Total project cost: