More than 3,200 acres of forests have been damaged over the last six months. Another 4,000 acres of farmland also have been destroyed by the fires.
Israel’s Negev Bedouins and Arabs are on the margins — and yet, paradoxically, they form the heart of Israel.
(JTA) — The body of a missing Israeli teen was found overnight Thursday, bringing to 10 the number of teenage hikers killed by a flash flood during a hike in southern Israel.
At least 10 youths were killed after they were swept away by a flash flood in the Negev Desert.
There have been no injuries so far, though adults have had to act fast to prevent a child from being dragged away.
Seventy-four Palestinians had been left unemployed after the company closed its West Bank factory under pressure from boycotters.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the state to release the body of a Bedouin teacher who ran over a police officer during demonstrations in an unauthorized Bedouin village over home demolitions. Police shot and killed Yacoub Abu al Kiyan, 50, as he attempted to drive through the demonstrations on the way to work….
Police in Israel said an Arab Israeli on Wednesday rammed his car into a group of policemen in the southern Negev region, killing one before being shot dead, though a rights activist who was present disputed it was an attack.
Israel is building a solar energy tower that will soar 820 feet high, part of an ambitious renewable energy project deep in the desert.
The etrog is a relatively new crop in the Negev desert, where it is being grown by a handful of ex-settlers from the Gaza Strip.