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The Negev has become Israel's unofficial garbage dump

The Negev has become Israel's unofficial garbage dump

Around 3,500 tons of garbage are dumped in the Negev every single year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/08/2021 10:03
Father of 10-year-old rape victim: 'We give the Bedouin everything, and they laugh at us'

Father of 10-year-old rape victim: 'We give the Bedouin everything, and they laugh at us'

Father of Jewish girl raped in her bed by Bedouin Arabs says it would be better to try the rapists under Sharia Law than in Israel's courts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/07/2021 18:27
IDF Intelligence Directorate marks transition to the Negev

IDF Intelligence Directorate marks transition to the Negev

Defense Minister Gantz: The IDF has been a pioneer in moving many bases and units to the Negev.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/07/2021 00:55
8-year-old dies after falling off haystack

8-year-old dies after falling off haystack

Young boy dies after playing game with friends on top of 5-meter-high haystacks in Negev town.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/06/2021 07:35
Research identifies meeting point between modern humans and Neanderthals

Research identifies meeting point between modern humans and Neanderthals

Research at Boker Tachtit site in Ein Avdat National Park, in Israel’s Negev desert, provides first proof of the two cultures’ coexistence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/06/2021 09:10
Regavim: Coalition agreements abandon the Negev

Regavim: Coalition agreements abandon the Negev

Coalition agreement whitewashes illegal construction, hands government to United Arab List, Regavim organization says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/06/2021 08:15
A socio-demographic profile of southern Israel

A socio-demographic profile of southern Israel

Residents of southern Israel are more satisfied, less likely to leave district, than residents of other areas, new research shows.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/06/2021 06:00
55 suspects arrested overnight in southern Israel

55 suspects arrested overnight in southern Israel

Police arrest 55 for attacking police officers, hurling rocks. 'Anarchy and a loss of control.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/05/2021 14:08
Missile fired from Syria towards the Negev

Missile fired from Syria towards the Negev

Air-to-surface missile fired from Syria toward Israeli territory. IDF retaliates by attacking battery from which the missile was fired.Elad Benari, 22/04/2021 02:53
'We are all Aryeh Schiff'

'We are all Aryeh Schiff'

Demonstration held in protest against trial of man who killed attacker who was attempting to steal his car.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/03/2021 15:01
Bedouin father to son: 'Son, some day all this will be yours'

Bedouin father to son: 'Son, some day all this will be yours'

Regavim launches a hard-hitting campaign, calling upon Israel's gov't to stop the downward spiral and save the Negev - before it's too late.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/03/2021 10:40
Boy stumbles on biblical-era figurine in southern Israel

Boy stumbles on biblical-era figurine in southern Israel

11-year-old Israeli boy uncovers on 2,500-year-old relic during family trip in the northwestern Negev.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/03/2021 09:10
Father of girl sexually assaulted by Bedouin burglar speaks out

Father of girl sexually assaulted by Bedouin burglar speaks out

The father of a 10-year-old girl assaulted during a home invasion in the Negev says he wishes he had shot the attacker.Shlomo Witty, 21/02/2021 16:32
Bedouin burglar sexually assaulted 10-year-old Jewish girl

Bedouin burglar sexually assaulted 10-year-old Jewish girl

Father speaks out after Bedouin Arab broke into his home and went 'from bed to bed' before assaulting the family's 10-year-old daughter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/02/2021 11:30
Jewish cemetery in Negev vandalized by Bedouin hoodlums

Jewish cemetery in Negev vandalized by Bedouin hoodlums

Youths recorded themselves vandalizing gravestones in Moshav Nevatim's cemetery, and uploaded the video to Tik-Tok.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/01/2021 12:48
Ancient burial inscription discovered by chance in the Negev

Ancient burial inscription discovered by chance in the Negev

Who exactly was 'Maria', who died on February 9th, 1400 years ago?Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/01/2021 15:21
Likud: We are saving the Negev, not abandoning it

Likud: We are saving the Negev, not abandoning it

Likud official responds to criticism of government decision to regulate 3 Bedouin settlements in the Negev.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/12/2020 19:00
70-year-old Israeli man who shot and killed Bedouin car thief released to house arrest

70-year-old Israeli man who shot and killed Bedouin car thief released to house arrest

Aryeh Shiff, 70, released to house arrest a week after he shot and killed Bedouin thief who tried to steal his car.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/12/2020 16:35
Yaakov LItzman scraps plan for new haredi city in northern Negev

Yaakov LItzman scraps plan for new haredi city in northern Negev

Housing Min. Litzman scraps plan for new haredi city - after government invested tens of millions in planning.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/06/2020 12:35
Report: Significant rise in coronavirus infections in Bedouin towns

Report: Significant rise in coronavirus infections in Bedouin towns

Government center publishes statistics showing dramatic rise in coronavirus infections in northern and southern Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/06/2020 10:54
Study: Ancient Israelites used cannabis in Temple worship

Study: Ancient Israelites used cannabis in Temple worship

Burned cannabis remains found on alter of First-Temple era Jewish shrine in Tel Arad, suggesting widespread cultic use of the drug.Gary Willig, 31/05/2020 12:34
The land of Israel is the hope of the free world

The land of Israel is the hope of the free world

If not for Israel, Iran would extend its influence to the Mediterranean. Imagine the consequences for the entire Western civilization.Giulio Meotti, Israel, 22/05/2020 10:26
Baby dies in fire in the Negev

Baby dies in fire in the Negev

One-year-old girl dies in fire in Bedouin town of Segev Shalom. 11 children injured from smoke inhalation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/02/2020 00:28
Incendiary balloon launched from Gaza explodes in southern Israel

Incendiary balloon launched from Gaza explodes in southern Israel

The charge exploded in an open area in a Negev field with police sappers on the scene. No one was injured.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/01/2020 19:50
New hospital to be built in Be'er Sheva?

New hospital to be built in Be'er Sheva?

Plans for new hospital include more beds than any other hospital in Israel - but they have yet to be approved.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/12/2019 16:07
Watch: Flooding in Nahal Zin

Watch: Flooding in Nahal Zin

Surprise rains bring flooding to southern streams, including Nahal Zin in the Negev.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/10/2019 11:35
Be'er Sheva court: Arab squatters must reimburse Israel

Be'er Sheva court: Arab squatters must reimburse Israel

Be'er Sheva District Court okays gov't petition, orders leaders of illegal 'Al Arakib' squatters camp to reimburse State's expenses.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/08/2019 15:05
Remains of ancient mosque discovered in Negev

Remains of ancient mosque discovered in Negev

Remains of the rare building discovered by antiquities authority during preparations for new neighborhood in the town of Rahat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2019 13:29
Munich museum rips Israeli forests as 'settlement policy'

Munich museum rips Israeli forests as 'settlement policy'

Munich Jewish Museum under fire for exhibit which dubbed Israel's forests in the Negev 'settlement policy'.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 12/07/2019 15:33
'500,000 Jews in the Galilee, 1 million in the Negev'

'500,000 Jews in the Galilee, 1 million in the Negev'

JNF chairman explains organization's growth and activities since its founding 118 years ago.Eliran Aharon, 18/04/2019 15:49
Watch: 15-year-old caught driving infant brother

Watch: 15-year-old caught driving infant brother

Police confiscate car keys, stop him from driving, seize vehicle, and initiate procedure against car-owner father.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/04/2019 17:32
Olim to celebrate 'Week of the South'

Olim to celebrate 'Week of the South'

2,000 olim to celebrate life in Israel's south with week of activities throughout the region.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/04/2019 15:38
1700-year-old stone inscription found in Halutza National Park

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, 13/03/2019 20:00
Dozens of illegal structures in Negev not only remain but grow

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, 25/02/2019 19:32
Visitors trash Israeli farms during flower festival

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, 04/02/2019 21:54
Likud vs. Sharon: Round II

Likud vs. Sharon: Round II

Likud Central Committee members evacuated from Gush Katif turn to party court: Exclude Gilad Sharon.Mordechai Sones, 17/01/2019 09:36
'Zero tolerance for illegal Bedouin construction in the Negev'

'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, 06/01/2019 15:34
Israel offering free land to Bedouins

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, 03/01/2019 17:53
Construction of Triguboff Center completed in 6 months

Construction of Triguboff Center completed in 6 months

Center dedicated to vocational training and advancing employment in Negev Bedouin communities opens.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/12/2018 15:24
Sheikh goes to jail for invading state land 130 times

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, 25/12/2018 19:27
'Arab MKs don't let the facts confuse them'

'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, 20/12/2018 19:06
Lapid: Hamas needs to know they are not immune

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, 12/11/2018 16:36
4-year-old boy drowns after floods hit southern Israel

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

Boy falls into flooded river near Negev town, drowning.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/10/2018 16:34
Two killed, three injured, in southern Israel

Two killed, three injured, in southern Israel

Three-vehicle traffic accident near Dimona kills 2, seriously injures 1.Orly Harari, 13/10/2018 20:13
'We will invest in the Galilee as we invested in the Negev'

'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, 30/08/2018 17:35
Anger in south over ceasefire

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, 10/08/2018 12:32
Woman killed as car overturns

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, 10/08/2018 09:08
Quiet night for the south

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, 10/08/2018 08:09
'They will not take our air'

'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, 09/08/2018 22:57
From Petah Tikva to the burning south, with love

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, 03/08/2018 09:54
'We've found incendiary balloons in Bedouin encampments'

'We've found incendiary balloons in Bedouin encampments'

Intelligence officer says incendiary balloons have traveled farther than Be'er Sheva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/07/2018 09:28
Finance Minister announces drought in Negev

Finance Minister announces drought in Negev

Finance Minister approves recommendation to compensate farmers for loss of produce caused by drought.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/07/2018 12:16
Minister to Bedouin community: 'Learn Hebrew'

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, 21/06/2018 17:40
Seeking tourists, Israel promotes a different sun and sand

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, 09/06/2018 22:37
'Negev under threat, and not just from Gaza'

'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, 04/06/2018 16:43
Watch: 3 suspects in IDF weapons theft arrested

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, 03/06/2018 22:12
'Zionism is in the residents' blood here'

'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, 30/05/2018 11:39