1700-year-old stone inscription found in Halutza National Park

Inscription bearing name 'Halutza' discovered amid remains of the ancient city in the Negev.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/13/2019, 8:00 PM

Dozens of illegal structures in Negev not only remain but grow

Supreme Court rules dozens of structures in Negev Bedouin municipalities be demolished; since ruling, only 2 small structures demolished.Mordechai Sones, 2/25/2019, 7:32 PM

Visitors trash Israeli farms during flower festival

Negev flower season brings thousands; farmers report many stole and destroyed crops, drove through wheat fields, broke into greenhouses.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/4/2019, 9:54 PM

Likud vs. Sharon: Round II

Likud Central Committee members evacuated from Gush Katif turn to party court: Exclude Gilad Sharon.Mordechai Sones, 1/17/2019, 9:36 AM

'Zero tolerance for illegal Bedouin construction in the Negev'

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel says State has offered housing solutions to Bedouin in illegal villages, but they have refused all offers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/6/2019, 3:34 PM

Israel offering free land to Bedouins

Does the state intend to grant some 10,000 dunams to Bedouin communities in the Negev by expanding the 'Blue Lines?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/3/2019, 5:53 PM

Construction of Triguboff Center completed in 6 months

Center dedicated to vocational training and advancing employment in Negev Bedouin communities opens.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2018, 3:24 PM

Sheikh goes to jail for invading state land 130 times

Sheikh begins 10-month sentence after Supreme Court rejects appeal, claim to state lands he invaded over 100 times.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2018, 7:27 PM

'Arab MKs don't let the facts confuse them'

Joint List MKs block road in protest against enforcement against illegal construction by Bedouin in south, despite compensation offer.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/20/2018, 7:06 PM

Lapid: Hamas needs to know they are not immune

MK Lapid: we need to balance the use of power by Hamas leadership. An economical leverage will cause the Gazan pop. to stand up to Hamas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2018, 4:36 PM

4-year-old boy drowns after floods hit southern Israel

Boy falls into flooded river near Negev town, drowning.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/25/2018, 4:34 PM

Two killed, three injured, in southern Israel

Three-vehicle traffic accident near Dimona kills 2, seriously injures 1.Orly Harari, 10/13/2018, 8:13 PM

'We will invest in the Galilee as we invested in the Negev'

PM says social-economic gaps in Israel narrowing, Israeli government will work for benefit of all citizens 'without exception.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/30/2018, 5:35 PM

Anger in south over ceasefire

Leaders of communities beset by Hamas rockets slam government for ceasefire instead of putting a final end to Hamas terror.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/10/2018, 12:32 PM

Woman killed as car overturns

2 critically injured, 2 lightly to moderately hurt after vehicle overturns on Negev highway in deadly accident.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/10/2018, 9:08 AM

Quiet night for the south

Negev communities begin to return to normal life as reported cease-fire holds through the night after south endures hundreds of rockets.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/10/2018, 8:09 AM

'They will not take our air'

Organizers of Negev hot air balloon festival which was cancelled due to Hamas rockets vow to fly their balloons in show of strength.Gary Willig, 8/9/2018, 10:57 PM

From Petah Tikva to the burning south, with love

Petah Tikva residents help plant communal garden in Negev community under attack by arson kites and balloons from Gaza terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/3/2018, 9:54 AM

'We've found incendiary balloons in Bedouin encampments'

Intelligence officer says incendiary balloons have traveled farther than Be'er Sheva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2018, 9:28 AM

Finance Minister announces drought in Negev

Finance Minister approves recommendation to compensate farmers for loss of produce caused by drought.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/25/2018, 12:16 PM

Minister to Bedouin community: 'Learn Hebrew'

'A Bedouin kid who doesn't know any Hebrew won't be able to go to college,' says Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/21/2018, 5:40 PM

Seeking tourists, Israel promotes a different sun and sand

Israel hopes to grow tourism in the Negev to 20% of the nation's total by 2021.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/9/2018, 10:37 PM

'Negev under threat, and not just from Gaza'

Construction and Housing Minister presents 'Arrow to the Negev' plan to facilitate Jewish development in south.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/4/2018, 4:43 PM

Watch: 3 suspects in IDF weapons theft arrested

Border police release video of arrest of Bedouin suspects who abducted soldier, stole his weapons.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/3/2018, 10:12 PM

'Zionism is in the residents' blood here'

Nursery school teacher: 'Who guarantees we get to kindergarten safely?' Sdot Negev mayor: '1,000 missiles won't stop us from settling here.'Mordechai Sones, 5/30/2018, 11:39 AM

Exclusive: Amana to construct homes in south

Organization previously focused on construction in Judea and Samaria takes on projects near Gaza border.Hezki Baruch, 5/24/2018, 6:56 PM

Resourceful lost couple leave message in desert sand

Couple lost in Negev in dangerous heat make SOS signal out of stones to allow rescue aircraft to find them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2018, 3:50 PM

Regavim hidden camera exposes Negev organized crime

'Bir Hadaj has long been capital of crime and drugs in Negev. Bands stealing weapons, ammo, cars from area IDF base come from Bir Hadaj.'Mordechai Sones, 5/17/2018, 2:47 PM

'These are serious crimes - we expect the police to respond'

Puclic Security Minister demands action after video shows Bedouin firing automatic weapons out of moving vehicles.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2018, 7:20 PM

Watch: Children flee as Israeli school bus goes up in flames

Bus carrying school children in southern Israel suddenly catches on fire, forcing children to flee. No injuries reported.David Rosenberg, 4/8/2018, 9:18 PM

Attempted ramming in Negev

Arab car thief attempts to run over policemen, is shot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/4/2018, 7:23 PM

'I understood this wasn't a routine fire'

Firefighting and Rescue Negev region commander reconstructs Be'er Sheva fire where baby girl was killed and brother seriously injured.Mordechai Sones, 3/26/2018, 10:20 PM

Supreme Court ultimatum to Bedouin councils

Following petition against councils that never collected taxes, Court makes it clear the sum will be deducted from their budgets.Mordechai Sones, 3/21/2018, 12:07 PM

Arabs break into artillery base, steal equipment

Arabs break into the IDF's Shivta Camp, stealing equipment and uniforms - but not weapons.Ido Ben Porat, 3/2/2018, 12:06 PM

New director for Negev's Nuclear Research Center

PM Netanyahu attends induction ceremony for new nuclear research center director.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2018, 7:56 AM

3 children injured in Negev house fire

Fire breaks out in Bedouin town of Hura in Negev. Children seriously and moderately injured, mother suffers shock.Tal Polon, 2/22/2018, 10:54 AM

Owner of dogs which mauled 8-year-old girl arrested

8-year-old girl mauled by pack of 10 dogs in southern Israel recalls harrowing attack. 'I tried to call for my father, but I couldn't.'David Rosenberg, 2/13/2018, 5:24 PM

7-year-old girl mauled by pack of dogs in southern Israel

Israeli girl hospitalized in moderate condition after being attacked by pack of dogs in town of Ofakim in the western Negev.David Rosenberg, 2/12/2018, 6:56 PM

Housing Minister: Israel is losing the south

Minister Yoav Galant says Israel must renew momentum of Jewish settlement in north and south amid massive illegal Bedouin construction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/18/2018, 10:55 PM

Missing British tourist may have 'Jerusalem syndrome'

Articles belonging to British tourist last seen in north of Israel in November found in southern desert region.AFP, 1/16/2018, 7:22 PM

Watch: Border Police capture ISIS terrorists in southern Israel

19-year-old Israeli Bedouin women nabbed while planning terror attack in Israel. Terrorists suspected of working for ISIS terror group.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/8/2018, 5:44 PM

Negev Bedouin women charged with joining ISIS

Shabak reveals that two 19-year-old Bedouin women from the Negev contacted ISIS, planned to carry out terror attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/8/2018, 12:23 PM

Bedouin leaders condemn murder of soldier by Bedouin terrorists

Leaders of Bedouin community meet Arad mayor after murder of 19-year-old soldier. 'We must spit out the evil elements in our community.'David Rosenberg, 12/5/2017, 3:08 PM

'Anyone who tries to harm us will face a harsh response'

Public Security Minister tours south, receives updates on police readiness for possible infiltration by Gaza terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/16/2017, 9:26 PM

Bedouin must compensate State for evacuation of illegal mosque

Beer Sheva court rules Negev Bedouin must compensate State for expenses incurred during evacuation of mosque built on public land.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/15/2017, 12:26 PM

IDF relocates to the Negev: 'A national project'

Defense Minister: 'Military Intelligence is a national asset and its transfer to the south is a national project."Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2017, 5:46 PM

Baby hit and killed by grandfather in Negev traffic accident

One-year-old boy killed in car accident in Negev. Police say boy's grandfather accidentally hit the child while driving in reverse.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/9/2017, 7:18 PM

'The Likud is harming the Negev'

MK Smotrich slams Coalition Chairman for removing law supported by both coalition and opposition from agenda over spat with Jewish Home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/29/2017, 10:48 PM

Negev's only hospital doesn't serve everyone equally

Negev residents say only local hospital discriminates against members of 3 of Israel's 4 insurance companies.Chana Roberts, 10/2/2017, 8:33 AM

Agriculture Minister visits Bedouin town: Let there be peace

Jewish Home minister meets Bedouin students, inaugurates new Bedouin high school.Orly Harari, 9/6/2017, 2:50 PM

'There's so much room to innovate and initiate'

California family moving to Israel finds surprising reasons to 'go south.'JTA, 8/16/2017, 8:27 AM

Attempted car ramming at police station

Driver attempts to run down officer in police station parking lot in Negev. One suspect arrested, second on the loose.David Rosenberg, 8/13/2017, 7:37 PM

Three children forgotten in car in southern Israel

Near tragedy in the south: As temperatures top 100 degrees, three children left inside hot car for over an hour.David Rosenberg, 8/11/2017, 2:07 PM

Tragedy in the Negev: 6-year old dies in trunk of family car

Boy from southern Israel dies after being left in car trunk for hours as temperatures neared 100 degrees (38 C).David Rosenberg, 8/10/2017, 8:01 PM

Arson attack in the Negev

Residents of southern kibbutz awaken to find blaze destroying massive amounts of animal feed; arsonist may be from nearby Bedouin town.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/27/2017, 1:24 PM

Is illegal Bedouin building in the Negev a threat?

Journalist from 'Kan' broadcasting corporation dismisses the threat. 'I suggest taking things in proportion.'Raphael Levi, 7/12/2017, 10:00 PM

Massive drug bust on Egypt-Israel border

Egyptian drug smugglers toss 100 kilos of hashish over Israel's southern security fence to dealers on the Israeli side.David Rosenberg, 7/11/2017, 11:37 AM