'In the Gaza envelope they do not whine'

Minister Uri Ariel visits Eshkol Regional Council, discusses importance of strengthening the civilian home front.Hezki Baruch, 3/5/2019, 4:18 AM

False alarm in southern Israel

Siren heard around 3:30 a.m. in the Eshkol Regional Council. IDF confirms it was a false alarm.Ben Ariel, 9/23/2018, 4:14 AM

Mortar shells explode in Eshkol region

Two mortar shells from Gaza explode in open area in the Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries or damages.Elad Benari, 7/26/2018, 6:25 AM

'Iron fist against kite launchers'

'Incendiary kite as serious as mortar shell. Kite in Gaza area like missile on Ashkelon' said Justice Minister.Mordechai Sones, 7/3/2018, 5:01 PM

Hamas rocket lands next to Israeli kindergarten

Rocket found next to kindergarten in southern Israel following overnight attacks. 'A matter of luck' that no one was hurt, says IDF.David Rosenberg, 6/20/2018, 11:26 AM

Two rockets fired from Sinai at southern Israel

Sirens heard five times in southern Israel throughout the night. IDF says two rockets were fired from Sinai.Elad Benari, 12/5/2017, 5:59 AM

Rockets fired from Sinai towards southern Israel

Two rockets fired from Sinai Peninsula towards the Eshkol Regional Council, explode in open areas.Ido Ben Porat, 10/15/2017, 11:11 PM

Rocket fired from Gaza; IDF retaliates

Rocket fired from Gaza explodes in open area in Eshkol. IDF attacks Hamas position in response.Elad Benari, 7/24/2017, 2:06 AM

Rocket explodes in Eshkol Region

Rocket launched from Sinai explodes in Eshkol Region greenhouse, causing damage.Chana Roberts, 4/10/2017, 11:58 AM

ISIS claims rocket fire on southern Israel

ISIS says it fired two rockets on the Eshkol Regional Council on Monday.Elad Benari, 2/22/2017, 1:06 AM

Gaza rocket explodes in southern Israel

Rocket fired by Gaza terrorists explodes in open area of Eshkol Regional Council. No physical injuries or damages.Elad Benari, 9/14/2016, 11:51 PM

Gaza mortar shells hit southern Israel

Two mortar shells fired from Gaza explode in the Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries or damages.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/7/2016, 12:45 AM

3 Palestinians cross Gaza fence under cover of fog

State of emergency declared in communities near Gaza this morning, after reports of three figures crossing fence. All three captured.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/27/2016, 8:54 PM

'IDF checked the noises, they aren't terror tunnels'

Regional head near Gaza says IDF checked his residents' complaints of hearing tunnel digging, but adds 'I didn't say there aren't tunnels.'Reut Hadar, 2/1/2016, 9:37 PM

Ya'alon in the south: Terrorists better not test us

Defense Minister lights Hanukkah candles in Eshkol, promises to upgrade the region's defensive capabilities.Ben Ariel, 12/10/2015, 12:13 AM

Rocket fired from Gaza hits Eshkol region

Gaza terrorists launch early morning rocket attack on Israel, rocket siren not triggered so as not to panic residents.Ari Yashar, 11/23/2015, 6:56 AM

Gaza Rocket Explodes in Eshkol Region

Rocket fired by Gaza terrorists explodes in an open area of the Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries or damages reported.Elad Benari, 10/11/2015, 11:26 PM

'Each Time a Rocket Falls, We Are Traumatized'

Gadi Yarkoni, head of the Eshkol Regional Council, says ongoing rocket fire is deeply unsettling to Negev residents.Yaakov Levi, 8/27/2015, 8:32 AM

Third Exploded Rocket Found in Eshkol Region

Rocket found exploded in open area on Saturday believed to have been part of barrage fired by ISIS affiliate Sinai Province in Egypt.Cynthia Blank, 7/5/2015, 10:52 AM

Wounded Badly in Protective Edge, Gadi Yarkoni Returns to Work

Gadi Yarkoni, who lost both of his legs in a mortar blast on last day of the operation, will run for Mayor of the Eshkol Regional Council.Cynthia Blank, 2/12/2015, 7:55 AM

Breach by Terrorists From Gaza With Grenades

Two terrorists sneak into Eshkol Regional Council where they are surrounded and arrested.Ari Yashar, 1/29/2015, 11:10 PM

Gaza Rocket Lands Outside of Eshkol Town

In breach of truce, rocket hits outside town a day after Hamas holds its largest military exercise since operation protective edge.Ari Yashar, 12/19/2014, 12:08 PM

IDF Forces Shoot Dead Suspected Infiltrator at Gaza Border

One Palestinian dead, another wounded from misfired IDF warning shots; twelve infiltration attempts from Gaza thus far this month.Koby Finkler and Tova Dvorin, 11/23/2014, 1:27 PM

Gaza Rocket Apparently Strikes Gaza

'Color red' sirens sounded in Eskhol region where a rocket was shot down last Friday - apparently it fell short in Gaza this time.Ari Yashar, 11/7/2014, 7:03 AM

'Gaza War Number Four is Just a Matter of Time'

Eshkol Regional head says rocket Friday is sign of coming rockets on Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, as effects of operation slip away.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 11/1/2014, 7:34 PM

Gaza Infiltrator Arrested 500 Meters Inside Israel

Man picked up breaking through the border in Eshkol Regional Council area, after similar events foiled last month.Ari Yashar, 10/22/2014, 10:13 AM

Gaza War Affected Matriculation Scores

Significant decrease in passing grades near Gaza Belt - but education officials note that students' moral compass is high.Tova Dvorin, 10/21/2014, 8:15 AM

Rocket 'False Alarm' in South for 2nd Time in Two Days

Another false rocket alarm, or another cover-up? IDF claims malfunction again, after officer charges cover-up on Hamas rockets.Ari Yashar, 10/20/2014, 12:06 PM

IDF: Mortar Shell Fired From Gaza Hits Israel

IDF confirms first mortar attack since truce; Hamas denies responsibility, says it's dedicated to the ceasefire.Ari Yashar, 9/16/2014, 10:02 PM

Eshkol Rocket Victim was Security Coordinator of Kibbutz

Ze'evik Etzion, 55, is one of the two people who were killed in a mortar attack on Kibbutz Nirim in the Eshkol region.Uzi Baruch, 8/27/2014, 12:16 AM

Gaza Belt Community Leaders Tell Residents Not to Return

'Maybe in Jerusalem there's a ceasefire, not here,' says head of Eshkol council; Ashkelon mayor calls ceasefire 'submission to terror.'Ari Yashar, 8/26/2014, 9:32 PM

Gaza Barrage Kills One, Injures Six Others

One killed and two seriously wounded in strike on community in the Eshkol Regional Council amid reports of a ceasefire.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 8/26/2014, 6:02 PM

Rockets Hit Kindergarten, Wound One, in Southern Rocket Barrage

33-year-old man wounded by shrapnel as rocket fired from Gaza strikes Eshkol Region. Rocket hits kindergarten.Talia Blatman, 8/21/2014, 12:00 PM

Gaza Rockets Damage Cars and Buildings in Southern Israel

Direct hit on home as rockets since ceasefire breach edge towards 100; volley on Eshkol region leaves damage, civilian suffering shock.Ari Yashar, 8/20/2014, 12:43 PM

Gaza Terrorists Start Morning With Renewed Rocketfire

Total rockets since ceasefire breach edges towards 60 as Eshkol Region hit overnight; IDF hits 30 terror targets overnight.Ari Yashar, 8/20/2014, 7:32 AM

IDF Admits False Alarm with Rocket Siren

Rocket sirens sound Thursday morning, hours after ceasefire extension - IDF clarifies they were sounded accidentally.Ari Yashar, 8/14/2014, 10:54 AM

Public Urged to Pray for Seriously Wounded Soldier

Public asked to pray for Mordechai Yemin, soldier from Itamar who suffered head wound from mortar shells fired by Gaza terrorists.Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 7/11/2014, 1:43 PM

Gaza Rockets Continue, Soldier Wounded by Shrapnel

After limited IAF airstrikes leave seven Hamas terrorists dead, rockets keep pouring in, causing injury and damage in south.Ari Yashar, 7/7/2014, 1:23 PM

Six More Rockets Hit Southern Israel

At least six rockets explode in the Eshkol Regional Council, bringing Friday's total of rockets fired to more than 20.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/4/2014, 10:29 PM

Gaza Mortar Salvo Fired During Funeral of Teens

Mortar barrage hits Eshkol Regional Council even as three murdered teens laid to rest in Modi'in.Ari Yashar, 7/1/2014, 7:44 PM

One Person Treated for Shock After Gaza Mortar Attack

Gaza terrorists fire two mortar shells at the Eshkol region, one hitting a building.Elad Benari, 7/1/2014, 3:40 AM

Gaza Rocket Explodes in Eshkol Region

Rocket fired by Gaza terrorists explodes in the Eshkol region. No physical injuries or damages reported.Elad Benari, 7/1/2014, 1:41 AM

Gaza Terrorists Launch Fifteen-Rocket Barrage

At least fifteen missiles pepper region around Gaza in continuing escalation; 'Israel's deterrence has dissipated.'Ari Yashar, 6/30/2014, 8:53 AM

Gaza Terrorists Fire 2 Rockets at Southern Israel

Two rockets fired from Gaza explode in open regions in Eshkol, the latest in an ongoing onslaught of rockets.Elad Benari, 6/30/2014, 3:06 AM

Gaza Terrorists Fire 3 Rockets at Southern Israel

Three rockets fired from Gaza explode in the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel. No one hurt.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/27/2014, 9:58 PM

Gaza Explosion Near Kibbutz Targets IDF Patrol

Explosive blows up next to Kibbutz Nirim close to Gaza; IDF tanks fire back, reportedly injuring several terrorists.Ari Yashar, 6/27/2014, 11:33 AM

Kassam Rocket From Gaza Explodes Next to Central Highway

Gaza terrorists fire rocket at Eshkol Regional Council, no injuries or damage reported despite falling right by highway and community.Ari Yashar, 6/11/2014, 9:47 AM

Gaza Terrorists Fire Kassam At Southern Israel

Kassam rocket explodes in Eshkol Regional Council bordering Gaza, no injuries or damage. 'Color red' siren did not sound.Ari Yashar, 5/1/2014, 10:00 PM

Gaza Terrorists Fire Mortar Shell at Southern Israel

Mortar shell fired from Gaza explodes in the Eshkol Regional Council. No one hurt.Elad Benari, 4/13/2014, 4:22 AM

Southern Residents Defiant in Face of Rocket Attacks

Residents of southern Israel won't let a few rockets ruin their Purim fun, says the head of the Eshkol Regional Council.Davd Lev, 3/13/2014, 8:23 AM

Sabbath Calm Disturbed by Rocket Attacks

Terrorists fire rocket at Eshkol region, just one hour after an attack on the Hof Ashkelon region.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/14/2014, 9:52 PM

Rocket Hits Eshkol Region, No One Hurt

Terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fire a rocket at southern Israel. Rocket explodes in an open area of the Eshkol Regional Council.Elad Benari, 2/6/2014, 11:31 PM

Gaza Terrorists Fire 3 Rockets at Southern Israel

Three rockets fired by Gaza-based terrorists hit open regions in the Eshkol Regional Council, causing no injuries or damages.Elad Benari, 1/21/2014, 12:12 AM

Gaza Terrorists Fire Mortar Shell at Southern Israel

Mortar shell fired by Gaza terrorists explodes in Eshkol Regional Council. No physical injuries or damages.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/1/2013, 8:50 PM

Gaza Terrorists Fire Qassam at Southern Israel

Terrorists from Gaza fired a Qassam rocket towards the Eshkol Regional Council. The rocket exploded in an open region.Elad Benari, 8/8/2013, 1:53 AM

Gaza Terrorists Fire Two Rockets at Southern Israel

Terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fired two Qassam rockets at southern Israel. The rockets exploded in open areas.Elad Benari, 7/18/2013, 11:32 PM

Terrorists Fire Qassam Rocket at Southern Israel

Rocket fired by terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza explodes in Eshkol Regional Council. No physical injuries or damages.Elad Benari, 4/29/2013, 2:33 AM