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  • Rockets fired into Israel, violating cease-fire extension; IDF retaliates

    1 week ago

    The Israeli military struck sites in Gaza after rockets were fired from the coastal strip into southern Israel in violation of a cease-fire extension.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly also recalled Israeli negotiators from cease-fire talks in Cairo after the...

  • Israeli man seriously injured in rocket strike

    July 31, 2014 | 10:34 am

    An Israeli man was seriously injured when a rocket landed in Kiryat Gat, located halfway between Tel Aviv and Beersheba.

    The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted three other rockets above Kiryat Gat and another rocket over Tel Aviv in a volley fired from Gaza on Wednesday...

  • Rocket from Syria lands in Golan, Bedouin sisters injured near Beersheba

    July 14, 2014 | 2:45 pm

    A rocket fired from Syria landed in the Golan Heights, and a rocket near Beersheba injured two Bedouin sisters.

    The rocket that landed near Kibbutz El Rom in the Golan Heights on Monday evening started a fire. The Israel Defense Forces reportedly believes it was launched at...

  • Assessing Ariel Sharon

    April 10, 2013 | 8:45 am

    On the night of Jan. 24, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was transported to Soroka University Medical Center in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba. Secured horizontally and face-up, he was passed slowly through an advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine,...

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  • Palestinian prisoners riot in Israeli jails after inmate’s death

    April 2, 2013 | 3:37 am

    Palestinian prisoners rioted in at least four Israeli prisons after the death of an inmate from cancer.

    Maysara Abuhamdieh, 64, died Tuesday at Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba. Palestinian officials and Palestinian human rights organizations accused the Israel Prison Service...

  • Man behind Iron Dome addresses Milken students

    March 13, 2013 | 8:16 am

    Milken Community High School's middle and upper school students and teachers got a unique glimpse into the inner workings of some of the Israeli military’s most cutting-edge technology on March 7.

    The best part? It was delivered by someone who had an integral role in bringing it...

  • Israeli cities under fire after dozens of rockets fired from Gaza

    November 14, 2012 | 2:19 pm

    Sirens wailed across southern Israel as Hamas gunmen fired barrages of dozens of rockets from Gaza. One Israeli woman was injured when a long-range Grad rocket slammed into a store in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba. Another slammed into a car, and there were reports of...

  • Netanyahu visits soldier injured on Gaza border

    October 30, 2012 | 9:25 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited an Israeli soldier who lost his hand in an attack on the Gaza border.

    Netanyahu visited Capt. Ziv Shilon at the Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba. Shilon suffered life-threatening injuries while on routine patrol Oct....

  • Rockets from Gaza continue to bombard southern Israel

    October 29, 2012 | 9:11 am

    Some 20 rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel on Sunday night and Monday morning.

    The rockets landed in unpopulated areas and did not cause any injury or damage.

    In response, Israel's Air Force early on Monday morning targeted what the Israel Defense Forces said in a...

  • Israeli soldier injured in Gaza border blast

    October 23, 2012 | 9:17 am

    An Israeli soldier was wounded seriously in an explosion while on patrol near the Gaza security fence.

    The soldier, who was on what the military called a "routine patrol," is believed to have been injured by a roadside bomb in Tuesday morning's attack. He was treated at the scene...

  • With rocket fire continuing, southern Israeli schools are closed

    March 15, 2012 | 8:40 am

    Schools were closed in southern Israel again as rockets fired from the Gaza Strip continued to strike despite a cease-fire.

    The cities of Beersheba, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Kiryat Malachi and Gan Yavne canceled classes for Thursday after several rockets targeted Beersheba the day before....

  • Israeli retaliatory strikes hit Gaza amid cease-fire

    March 14, 2012 | 10:14 am

    Despite a cease-fire that has held for about a day, Israel’s military struck two sites in Gaza in retaliation for attacks on Israel following a cease-fire announcement.

    Israel’s Air Force fired on what it called two “terrorist activity sites” in northern Gaza early Wednesday...

  • Netanyahu pledges decisive response as rockets slam southern Israel

    March 12, 2012 | 8:35 am

    As southern Israel was barraged by rockets for a fourth straight day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel was hitting back “strongly and decisively,” and its Iron Dome anti-missile defense system was intercepting many of the rockets coming from the Gaza Strip.

    “The IDF is...

  • Palestinians suspected of planning attacks arrested in Beersheba

    January 4, 2012 | 5:13 pm

    Two Palestinians suspected of planning to carry out attacks on Israeli civilians in Beersheba were arrested.

    The suspected terrorists, from Jenin and Gaza, were arrested in two different locations Wednesday morning, according to reports.

    One suspect was arrested in an apartment in Beersheba in coordination with police, border police and the Shin Bet security service. Weapons were found in the apartment.

    The second suspect was arrested at a security checkpoint near Beersheba.

  • I was born in Beersheba, but am I really an Israeli?

    By Ilana Angel

    August 22, 2011 | 12:37 am

    As Beersheba was attacked this past weekend, I couldn’t help but think about how different my life is because my parents left Israel.  My mother was born in Egypt and moved to Israel as a newborn.  My father was from England, and made Aliyah to Israel as a young man to serve in the...

  • Beersheba school hit, resident killed as Gaza rockets pound Israel

    August 21, 2011 | 11:03 am

    A school in Beersheba was hit by a Grad rocket, one day after a city resident was killed as rockets from Gaza continue to slam into southern Israel. 

    The school in Beersheba was empty during Sunday morning’s strike, with the start of school just two weeks away. At least six rockets...

  • U.S. to help Israel buy more Iron Dome systems

    May 26, 2011 | 10:46 am

    The United States will help Israel buy four more Iron Dome short-range anti-missile systems, a Pentagon official said.

    Lt.-Gen. Patrick O’Reilly, the head of the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency, told the Senate Appropriations Defense subcommittee Wednesday that the agency has...

  • Iron Dome intercepts first missiles from Gaza

    April 7, 2011 | 3:21 pm

    Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system for the first time intercepted rockets fired from Gaza.

    Ashkelon’s Iron Dome intercepted two rockets fired Thursday on the southern Israeli city. The unit had been set up three days earlier.

    Last week’s first deployment of the $200 million...

  • Israel Buries Beersheba Bombing Victims

    By Dina Kraft

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Avital Etash stares out from the front pages of Israel's newspapers, a 4-year-old boy in a striped shirt and dark blue kippah, his dark eyes wide and curious.

    Etash was the youngest of 16 people killed in Tuesday's double suicide bombing in Beersheba. His mother lies in the...

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