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 (bîr-shē′bə, bĕr-shĕv′ə)
A city of southern Israel southwest of Jerusalem. In biblical times it marked the southern boundary of Palestine.


(Placename) a town in S Israel: commercial centre of the Negev. In biblical times it marked the southern limit of Palestine. Pop: 183 000 (2003 est)


(bɪərˈʃi bə, ˈbɪər ʃə-)

a city in Israel, near the N limit of the Negev desert: the southernmost city of ancient Palestine. 152,600.
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Allegedly killed soldier in bus station in Beer Sheba.
The Palestinian citizen was receiving medical treatment at the Israeli Beer Sheba hospital, head of Duma's local municipality Abdulsalam Dawabsheh told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).
The Palestinian resistance continued firing various kinds of rockets and mortar shells on the Israeli settlements and sites in Tel Aviv, Ashdod and Beer Sheba.
while found himself in the Israeli city of Beer Sheba.
Abdullah Salim Andm Ibrahim a-Rakiva and Omar Herev Abu Jared are said to be Arab Israeli citizens from the Afakim region in the city of Beer Sheba, who have also been tried along with three Egyptian citizens.
Karim Younes, born in 1958, was mechanical engineering student in Ben Gurion University of Beer Sheba in the Naqab desert area when he was accused with two others of kidnapping an Israeli soldier and killing him.
The Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) announced late last month that the recent missile attacks on Beer Sheba region in the occupied territories have this message for the Zionist regime that its crimes against the Palestinians will not go unanswered.
Beer Sheba (Israel): The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; 2007.
Chelsea now go on to meet Dundalk 93 in the semi-finals in Limavady tonight, while Swindon stormed into a semi-final clash with Cruz Azul after hammering Hapoel Beer Sheba 5-0 in their last eight clash.
The closest urban center is Beer Sheba, 20 miles north of campus, known biblically as the 4000 B.
Judah's eastern border was the Dead Sea, and its southern border was the Arad and Beer Sheba valleys.
Tel Aviv--Among the Jews who have closely followed John Paul II's visit to Israel is Eliahu Wajcer, an engineer from Beer Sheba in Negev, and a survivor of the Warsaw ghetto, who in a letter written a few days ago (enclosing photocopies of an old magazine) requested Avraham Burg, president of the Israeli Parliament, to proclaim Karol Wojtyla "Just Among the Nations," the highest recognition given by Israel to those who did everything possible to rescue Jews from extermination.