Beitar Illit בֵּיתָר עִלִּית بيتار عيليت


Beitar Illit is a city in Gush Etzion, 10 kilometres south of Jerusalem in the Judaean Mountains. Beitar Illit is one of Israel’s largest and most rapidly growing settlements and in 2015 had a population of 49,400. It is named after the ancient Jewish city of Betar, whose ruins lie 1 kilometre away.

Beitar Illit was established in 1984. The city has expanded to three adjacent hills.The city is now home to many Hasidic groups, including Bobov, Boston, Boyan, Breslov, Karlin-Stolin and Slonim.