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News and updates about Southern Israel

Residents of the south took cover in shelters renovated by British volunteers

When youth from the UK renovated shelters in southern Israel about a month ago, they didn't know they would be used so soon.

Residents of south took cover in shelters volunteers renovated

Gantz visits south: The State of Israel is prepared for any scenario

Defense Minister tours southern Israel, receives operational briefing and participates in discussion with commanders in the Gaza division.

'The State of Israel is prepared for any scenario'

Incendiary balloon causes fire in southern Israel

Fire breaks out in Eshkol Regional Council from incendiary balloon launched from the Gaza Strip.

Incendiary balloon causes fire in southern Israel

Earthquake felt in southern Israel

The epicenter of the magnitude 4.2 earthquake was 68 kilometers north of Eilat. No injuries or damages reported.

Earthquake felt in southern Israel

Immigrants to southern Israel showcase entrepreneurial successes

Program aims to bring immigrants to South. "In order to grow the South, we need to promote small business. Who better to do that than olim?"

Immigrants to southern Israel showcase entrepreneurial successes

Netanyahu meets regional council heads from the south

Netanyahu promises to promote resilience program for the Israeli communities in southern Israel.

Netanyahu meets regional council heads from the south

Gaza-area residents shut down traffic in Tel Aviv protest

Hundreds of residents of southern Israel protest ceasefire agreement with Hamas, block roads in downtown Tel Aviv.

Gaza-area residents shut down traffic in Tel Aviv protestplayer

Jewish leaders plant trees in southern Israel

Delegation of senior professionals from more than 50 countries visits Gaza Belt region on a solidarity mission with local residents.

Jewish leaders plant trees in southern Israel

Balloon terror: Extensive damage caused to southern forests

Five fires reportedly raging at points in Beeri and Kissufim forests in southern Israel.

Balloon terror: Extensive damage caused to southern forests

'They went hiking despite our warnings'

Police Spokesperson says tragic drownings could have been prevented that they heeded police instructions not to hike in the area.

'They went hiking despite our warnings'

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

Bedouin men indicted for trafficking weapons to PA

Bedouins allegedly stole weapons from IDF bases and sold them to Palestinian Arabs.

Bedouin men indicted for trafficking weapons to PA

Israel Railways to provide 24-hour service

Israel Railways announces decision to provide 24-hour service for southern lines.

Israel Railways to provide 24-hour service

Report: Hamas fears Israel will launch war in coming days

Gaza terror groups reportedly on 'high alert' amid fears that IDF will use military exercise in southern Israel to launch war against them.

Report: Hamas fears Israel will launch war in coming days

Gaza terrorists fire rocket at Israel

Rocket fired from Gaza explodes near border fence. No injuries or damages reported.

Gaza terrorists fire rocket at Israel

'This trickling of rockets is unacceptable'

Heads of local councils in southern Israel demand the government take action following yet another rocket attack from Gaza.

'This trickling of rockets is unacceptable'

Gaza terrorists fire rockets towards Israel

Iron Dome intercepts rocket fired from Gaza towards southern Israel.

Gaza terrorists fire rockets towards Israel

Gaza Rocket Explodes in Southern Israel

Rocket from Gaza hits the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. No injuries or damages.

Gaza Rocket Explodes in Southern Israel

MK Yogev: Work With Hamas, If We Have to

According to MK Moti Yogev (Jewish Home), both Israel and Hamas have a common interest – and they can cooperate on that interest.

MK Yogev: Work With Hamas, If We Have to

Struk: Time to Get Serious About Defending South

Unfortunately, residents of the south can expect to continue to live insecure lives, says former Jewish Home MK Orit Struk.

MK Struk: Time to Get Serious About Defending the South

Gaza Rocket Salvo Targets South and Center

Gaza terrorists fire a salvo of rockets towards southern and central Israel, as Cabinet rejects Kerry's ceasefire.

Gaza Rocket Salvo Targets Southern and Central Israel

Ariel: Let's Open Doors to Residents of the South

Housing Minister calls on Israelis from Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria to host residents of southern Israel in their homes.

Minister Ariel: Let's Open Our Doors to Residents of the South

Rocket Strikes Israel, Shots Fired at IDF Troops

Rocket hits Shaar Hanegev area in first such attack since the beginning of the month.

Rocket Strikes Southern Israel, Shots Fired at IDF Troops

Hamas Will get ‘Fire for Fire,’ Peres Warns

President Shimon Peres says IDF was right to hit terror targets, warns that Hamas will get ‘fire for fire.’

Hamas Will get ‘Fire for Fire,’ Peres Warns

Bennett: Israel Must 'Strike Fast, Strike Hard'

Minister urges firm response to rocket fire while visiting families in Sderot, in southern Israel.

Bennett: Goverment Will 'Strike Fast, Strike Hard'

Gaza Terrorists Shower Rockets on Southern Israel

Islamic Jihad fires dozens of rockets at Israeli civilians, in largest such attack since 2012.

Gaza Terrorists Shower at Least 60 Rockets on Southern Israel