Gush Etzion Foundation

The Gush Etzion Ranger

Keeping Our Children and Communities Safe

.Gush Etzion, the southern gateway to Jerusalem, is a 15 minute ride from Jerusalem
Unfortunately in the past 2 years, less than a half a mile from our schools, playgrounds and
homes, terror has taken the lives of 20 innocent people and has wounded many others.
This situation cannot continue! In order to ensure and reinforce our security the residents of
Central Gush Etzion are spearheading a security initiative to provide top level surveillance for
the area. This is in coordination with the IDF, the Regional Council of Gush Etzion and the Gush
Etzion Foundation.
The IDF secures our main roads, but within our communities the residents guard or pay a security
tax 24/7. But this is not enough! The communities are spread over a wide mountainous terrain.
Although there are patrols and guard duty within the communities, the approaching roads and
the outskirts of the communities remain unguarded, an invitation for penetrations and terror.
The Security Campaign consists of 3 stages:
1. Security Vehicle with top security personnel patrolling the roads
2. Surveillance Cameras
3. Secure Perimeter Zone System
The first stage will include purchasing one 4X4 jeep, its maintenance and the workforce for
a period of 3 years. All costs are in USA dollars.

ItemDetailsCost (in USD)
Security Vehicle
Jeep 4x440,000
MaintenanceInsurance, annual vehical, license, servicing, gas and tires12,000
Security EquipmentLights, speakers, winter tires and chains, etc10,000
Full-time Guard24/7 for 12 month42,000
Maintenance for two additional years44,000
Worforce for two additional years84,000
Total project cost: 232,000