News and updates about Arad

Soldier injured after terrorists fire towards base

IDF soldier injured by gunfire at the entrance to the Nahal Brigade training base near Arad.

Soldier injured after terrorists fire towards base

Fire victim's niece alleges criminal negligence

Sarit Hatami, who lost her uncle in a building fire, claims that her region's fire department is criminally underequipped.

Fire victim's niece alleges criminal negligence

Tragedy in Arad:

Man burns to death in front of witnesses, firefighters

Witness says deaf-mute man 'cried for help and died right in front of us.'

Man burns to death in front of witnesses, firefighters

One Ukranian Israeli killed at the border

Roman's body was flown back to Israel for burial in Arad. A victim of a war fought for power alone. Op-ed.

One Ukranian Israeli killed at the border

Barbed wire, burning tires, and rocks: Near-lynch in the south

Dozens of Arabs ambush a Jewish couple driving between two police checkpoints in southern Israel.

Barbed wire, burning tires, and rocks: Near-lynch in the south

Released: Footage of Arad resident shooting car burglar

Aryeh Schiff, 70, charged with lighter offense of manslaughter based on footage, despite prosecution at first asking for murder charge.

Released: Footage of Arad resident shooting car burglar

Arson - or short circuit? Southern Israeli town torn over a tree

'Christmas tree' - actually erected to mark Russian New Year - found burnt in southern Israeli town. But was it arson, or faulty wiring?

Arson - or short circuit? Southern Israeli town torn over a tree

Xmas tree erected in center of Arad

Yamina MK Ofir Sofer appeals to mayor to take it down after public complaints.

Xmas tree erected in center of Arad

'Black Hebrews' leader: We have found the 'real' Jerusalem

Leader of 'Black Hebrews' claims Mt Arad is the 'real Jerusalem', says African Americans should leave the US.

'Black Hebrews' leader: We have found the 'real' Jerusalem

Ongoing arson attacks on haredi-owned stores in Arad

Local residents allege the attacks are the result of incitement against the haredi community, blaming them for spreading coronavirus.

Ongoing arson attacks on haredi-owned stores in Arad

13-year-old sees dream fulfilled after suffering cardiac arrest

Shalom Dov Ber Yona suffered cardiac arrest three years ago - now he has his dream fulfilled, meeting his favorite singer and going on stage

13-year-old sees dream fulfilled after suffering cardiac arrest

Israeli court bars hasidim from using bomb shelter as synagogue

Supreme Court rejects appeal by Gur hasidim to allow synagogue to remain in bomb shelter.

Israeli court bars hasidim from using bomb shelter as synagogue

Tragedy in Arad: Baby chokes while playing

1 1/2-year old toddler dies after becoming entangled in closet while playing in his house.

Tragedy in Arad: Baby chokes while playing

Hostage situation in Arad bank

Armed robber barricades himself in bank with hostages before surrending.

Hostage situation in Arad bank

Suspects wanted for armed robbery of haredi woman nabbed

Police arrest three people suspected of robbing haredi woman in Arad.

Suspects wanted for armed robbery of haredi woman nabbed

Arad: Haredi woman robbed at knife-point

Youths threaten woman from Gur Hasidic movement with 'sharp weapon,' order her to give them her purse.

Arad: Haredi woman robbed at knife-point

Life sentence for Arad terrorist

Terrorist who murdered IDF soldier Ron Kukia receives life sentence plus twenty years. Second terrorist's trial is still ongoing.

Life sentence for Arad terrorist

Negev resident convicted of murder of soldier Ron Kokia

Be'er Sheva District Court convicts terrorist Khaled Abu Jada of murdering Nahal Brigade soldier in Arad in 2017.

Negev resident convicted of murder of soldier Ron Kokia

Gerrer Hasidim defeat Arad municipality in court

Magistrate's Court judge cancels indictments against 20 hasidic families accused of placing gas balloons without building permit.

Gerrer Hasidim defeat Arad municipality in court

Bedouin boy spits on Jewish baby - and his mother laughs

'The mother, in complete chutzpa, laughed in my face,' baby's aunt says.

Bedouin boy spits on Jewish baby - and his mother laughs

'No right for haredi-dominated town to exist in Negev'

Yesh Atid politician serving as mayor of southern Israel city stokes fears of Hasidic immigration into community.

'No right for haredi-dominated town to exist in Negev'

Southern Israel: One killed, dozens injured in flood

Following stormy weather, Bedouin youth carried away by stream and killed. Dozens of students on hike suffer mild hypothermia.

Southern Israel: One killed, dozens injured in flood

EMS equipment donated to honor soldier murdered in terror attack

Family of slain IDF soldier Ron Kukia donates life-saving medical equipment to city where brutal terror attack occurred.

EMS equipment donated to honor soldier murdered in terror attack

The boy who dressed up as the man who saved his life

Shalom Dovber Yonah, 12, visits the MDA paramedics who saved his life, dressed up as one of them.

The boy who dressed up as the man who saved his life

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Plot to kidnap soldier to force release of terrorists

Terrorist planned to steal anesthetics from hospital where he worked to kidnap a soldier, then stabbed soldier to death in Arad.

Plot to kidnap soldier to force release of terrorists

Watch: Hanukkah candle lighting at scene of terror attack

Residents of Arad, family and friends of soldier Ron Yitzhak Kukia light candles at the site where he was murdered.

Watch: Hanukkah candle lighting at scene of terror attack

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.'

Bedouin leaders condemn murder of soldier by Bedouin terrorists

'I saw three officers and understood that my son was dead'

Mother of soldier murdered in Arad attack: 'I asked where he was but there was no answer.'

'I saw three officers and understood that my son was dead'

At IDF solder's funeral: 'A charming, captivating young man'

Hundreds attend funeral of IDF soldier Ron Kukia, murdered in stabbing terror attack in Arad on Thursday.

At IDF solder's funeral: 'A charming, captivating young man'

Soldier's sister: 'Wake us up from this nightmare'

Significant development occurs in manhunt after terrorist who murdered soldier Ron Kukia in Arad on Thursday.

Soldier's sister: 'Wake us up from this nightmare'

'Terror will not lift its head'

Israeli PM Netanyahu, President Rivlin, Defense Minister Liberman send condolences to family of murdered soldier, promise to fight terror.

'Terror will not lift its head'

'It's just terrible when someone dies in your arms'

Eyewitness recounts Thursday evening's grisly terror attack in Arad that killed 19-year-old Ron Yitzhak Kukia from Tel Aviv.

'It's just terrible when someone dies in your arms'

Soldier killed in Arad terror attack is Ron Yitzhak Kukia

IDF announces name of soldier murdered in Arad terror attack, police continue searching for terrorist.

Soldier killed in Arad terror attack is Ron Yitzhak Kukia

Soldier killed in terror attack in southern Israel

Soldier killed in stabbing in Arad. Police say murder appears to have been terror. Killer still at large.

Soldier killed in terror attack in southern Israel

'Charismatic, caring, with a winning smile'

Arad has difficulty digesting death of Yitzchak Dvir Feina, son of town Ulpana head, killed in rappelling accident.

'Charismatic, caring, with a winning smile'

Lapid in Arad: Battle not over religion, but over money

Yair Lapid visits Arad and attacks haredi minister: 'It's ridiculous that a minister would attend a violent rally.'

Lapid in Arad: Battle not over religion, but over money

MK Glick in Arad following clashes between haredim, secular Jews

MK Yehuda Glick meets with representatives of both sides following riots, says secular Jews and haredim have real desire for dialogue.

MK Glick in Arad following clashes between haredim, secular Jews

Haredi and secular Jews clash violently in Arad

Gur hasidim and secular Jews clash violently in the southern city of Arad Saturday night.

Haredi and secular Jews clash violently in Arad

Jews protest outside 'Messianic Jewish' church in Arad

Mayor and hundreds of residents protest church set up to lure townspeople away from Judaism.

Jews protest outside 'Messianic Jewish' church in Arad

Jewish Home fighting Liberman's plan to finish separation fence

The Jewish Home fears that Liberman's plan to finish building separation fence would isolate Etzion Bloc.

Jewish Home fighting Liberman's plan to finish separation fence

5-year old stung by deadly scorpion in southern Israel

'Deathstalker' scorpion stings 5-year old boy in southern Israel. Child rushed to hospital in moderate condition.

5-year old stung by deadly scorpion in southern Israel

Bus drivers in southern Israel 'strike' - because of Ramadan

Four times in one week, 'Metropoline' buses cannceled because Arab drivers refuse to show up.

Bus drivers in southern Israel 'strike' - because of Ramadan

Gur hasidim in Arad fight police officers

Arad municipal workers remove political signs, Gur hasidim begin physical fight.

Gur hasidim in Arad fight police officers

2 dead in Arad fire, father and son arrested

Father and son arrested after explosives discovered in burnt home following fire that killed two.

2 dead in Arad fire, father and son arrested

Arad to Religious Zionists: Make your home with us

Hundreds of Jews participate in Independence Day celebrations and prayers in Arad's center.

Arad to Religious Zionists: Make your home with us

Watch: 25,000 rally in Jerusalem against 'synagogue desecration'

Tens of thousands of Gur hasidim and their supporters rally in Jerusalem as struggle for Arad synagogue continues.

Watch: 25,000 rally in Jerusalem against 'synagogue desecration'

Thousands of Gur hasidim protest 'Arad synagogue desecration'

Thousands of Gur hasidim gathered in Bnei Brak to protest the 'desecration of Arad synagogue',additional protests due in Ashdod, Jerusalem.

Thousands of Gur hasidim protest 'Arad synagogue desecration'

Battle over Arad synagogue continues

Residents claim synagogue was unfairly taken over by newcomers, while haredi leaders accuse mayor of targeting their community.

Battle over Arad synagogue continues

Arad Vice-Mayor calls on residents to demonstrate at synagogue

In wake of dispute over central Ashkenazi synagogue in Arad, vice mayor Ofer Arzi calls on residents to demonstrate on Shabbat.

Arad Vice-Mayor calls on residents to demonstrate at synagogue

Arad residents: We want our synagogue back

Arad residents say provocation is result of Gur community's forceful takeover.

Arad residents: We want our synagogue back

Arad rabbis stand behind mayor

Arab rabbis stand behind mayor after Litzman declares war on city claiming it embitters haredi population's lives.

Arad rabbis stand behind mayor

Contamination feared in Israeli cornflakes

Tens of thousands of boxes of breakfast cereals destroyed after routine check reveals contamination of Telma cornflakes.

Contamination feared in Israeli cornflakes

Man stabs ex, dies in collision

A man suspected of fleeing after stabbing his ex-wife and her mother met his fate on the highway to Arad.

Man stabs ex, dies in collision

Massive Protest in Arad over Lack of Employment in South

Hundreds of factory and municipal workers take to the central square bringing southern city to standstill over work shortages.

Massive Protest in Arad over Lack of Employment in South

Osem to Close Factory After Announcing it was Opening One

Osem was lauded last week for announcing that it would open a new plant in Arad, but was panned on Sunday for closing another plant.

Osem to Close Factory After Announcing it was Opening One

Food Giant Osem to Build Large Ice Cream Factory in Arad

The largest ice cream factory in the Middle East will be built in the city of Arad, which has been suffering from a rise in unemployment.

Food Giant Osem to Build Large Ice Cream Factory in Arad

Israeli Historian Proves Roman-Jewish 'Friendship' Tablet

Tablet turns the world of historical research upside down; cites ancient Jewish warrior "Judah Maccabee"

Israeli Historian Proves Roman-Jewish 'Friendship' Tablet

Bank Hapoalim Burnt in Arad

Depositors to the Arad branch of Bank Hapoalim found themselves out of luck Sunday when they arrived to find the ATMS blackened by fire.

Bank Hapoalim Burnt in Arad

Bedouin Squatters Appeal Against Legal Jewish Communities

Deputy mayor of Arad criticizes Bedouin from unrecognized villages who petitioned against a decision to build new Jewish communities.

Bedouin Squatters Appeal Against Legal Jewish Communities

Updating Southern Infrastructure: New Rail Lines to Tel Aviv

The state has decided to upgrade infrastructure in the southern region, cutting travel time to central Israel in half with a new train line.

Updating Southern Infrastructure: New Rail Lines to Tel Aviv