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Created 7-Dec-13

Giv'at Asaf was established in 2001 and named after Assaf Hershkovitz, a 31-year-old resident of Ofra who was murdered by Palestinian gunmen on the road near the site of the community. His father Arieh had been similarly murdered near the same spot four months earlier.
A placard was placed at the entrance of the outpost that said "We have come back home". According to Benny Gal, the community leader, "On this exact spot, 3,800 years ago, the land of Israel was promised to the Hebrew people".
The community is beautified by terraced gardens and the hospitality of one of its founding members, Rav Menachem Listman.

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Rav Listman Hosting Visitors 131204-4Israeli Flag Flying in Givat Asaf 131204-1Soldier at Guard Box on Hill 131204-3Rav Listman Hosting Visitors 131204-3Guard Box on Hill 131204-1Guide Tavgar 131204-2Entrance to Givat Asaf 131204-1Surrounding Hills 131204-1Road Below and Ramallah in Background 131204-1Home and Garden 131204-2Journalist Videographer David Bedein ExplainsPublic Garden Givat Asaf 131204-2Synagogue Givat Asaf 131204-2Street of Givat Asaf 131204-1Rav Listman Hosting Visitors 131204-1Synagogue and Surrounds 131204-3Home and Garden 131204-4Synagogue of Givat Asaf 131204-1Panorama from Givat Asaf 131204-2Luxurious Arab Buildings Opposite Givat Asaf 131204-1