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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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Saad Dawabsheh suffered burns to 80 percent of his body and was fighting for his life for more than a week at a hospital in Beer Sheva, southern Israel, before succumbing to his wounds, local media reported.
Then there's Thun v Hapoel Beer Sheva, three names in which Beer plays a large part, just like West Ham United.
Incubated by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) at their cyber security lab in Beer Sheva, CyActive, has been acquired by PayPal and would materialize soon.
Located in Beer Sheva, the “capital” of Israel's Negev region, the initiative is being funded jointly by RAD and the Office of the Chief Scientist, an agency within the country's Ministry of Economics, which together are investing approximately $32 million in the project over the next three years.
JVP is the lead investor in several of Israel's top cyber-security companies including CyberArk, Nativeflow, ThetaRay, CyActive and operates the JVP Cyber Labs incubator in Beer Sheva.
Shimrit Yaniv Salem, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer sheva, Israel, said, "These results are of major importance to the obstetricians counseling a patient regarding future risk for cardiovascular complications.
Transportation available from Beer Sheva, Jerusalem, Haifa and Tel Aviv.
Summary: At least one rocket fired from Gaza has landed in the Israeli southern town of Beer Sheva.
Last April, Israel announced success of the Iron Dome in facing attacks by Grad rockets launched from the Strip towards Beer Sheva or Be'er Al-Sabe', Ashkelon, and Ashdod.
Maccabi Tel Aviv are battling to stay in the play-off places and have won three of their last four home matches, their most recent outing bringing a 4-0 victory against Hapoel Beer Sheva, who are just above the relegation zone.
The Egyptian prisoners, all convicted of smuggling drugs or weapons or infiltrating Israel illegally, have already been moved to a staging prison in Beer Sheva, Israeli prison services spokeswoman Sivan Weizman told AFP.
The bombardment came a few hours after two Grad rockets were fired from Gaza at Beer Sheva on Wednesday evening.