First Afula, now Ofakim: Residents shocked at Bedouin purchases

14 Bedouin families have purchased land in the national-religious community, infuriating locals and freezing sales to Israeli Jews.Tova Dvorin, 12/8/2015, 10:47 AM

Charges Filed Against Haredi Rabbi for Sexual Assault

Rabbi Shimon Amar of Ofakim named as rabbi arrested two weeks ago for molesting girls who came to him for guidance.Cynthia Blank, 10/21/2015, 7:07 PM

Dozens of Palestinian Workers Near Kindergarten, No Security

Parents at Ofakim kindergarten refuse to send their children until guards placed to supervise Arab workers right at the gates.Shimon Cohen, 10/12/2015, 8:25 AM

Haredi Rabbi Accused of Sexual Assault

Unnamed rabbi from Ofakim will be brought for a remand hearing in Beersheva on Thursday.Cynthia Blank, 10/8/2015, 11:50 AM

Gaza Rocket Fire Continues Amid Ceasefire Rumors

While Egypt is reportedly working on a ceasefire agreement, Gaza terrorists fire 17 rockets on Israelis.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/4/2014, 8:23 PM

Direct Hit on Car in Ofakim: 4 Hurt, One Seriously

Two missiles intercepted by Iron Dome over Tel Aviv.Chana Ya'ar, 11/18/2012, 3:56 PM

Zionist Youth Show Solidarity with South

Young Zionist activists travel to southern Israel to show unity with dancing, celebration. Maayana Miskin, 5/19/2012, 11:52 PM

Ofakim Shuts Schools, Joining Be'er Sheva

Southern town's mayor agrees with Be'er Sheva's that school should remain closed until rockets stop exploding.Gil Ronen, 3/15/2012, 7:46 PM

Southern Israel's Children Have Fun on Ice

Hundreds of children from Ofakim arrive for a day of fun at the Ice Festival in Jerusalem, after a week under the threat of rockets.Elad Benari, 3/15/2012, 7:47 AM

'Missile Threat Not About to End,' Warns Vilna'i

Gaza rocket attacks on southern Israel aren't going to end this year, warned Home Front Command director Matan Vilnai'i. Chana Ya'ar, 9/1/2011, 1:33 PM

Men Arrested for Vigilante Defense in Ofakim

Two men in Ofakim are accused of attacking an Arab family. They say the family had harassed local girls for years. Maayana Miskin, 8/26/2011, 10:03 AM

Gaza Terrorist Killed in IAF Counterstrike

An Islamic Jihad terrorist in Gaza was reportedly killed in an IAF retaliatory strike after at least 7 rockets were fired into Israel.Gabe Kahn., 8/24/2011, 8:25 PM

38 Year Old Southern Israeli Victim Leaves Widow in 9th Month

A 38-year-old Ofakim man died Saturday night of wounds sustained in a Gaza missile attack on Be'er Sheva, leaving a pregnant wife. Chana Ya'ar, 8/21/2011, 12:16 AM