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