Beersheba


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Beer·she·ba

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

(bɪəˈʃiːbə)
n
(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)
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Beer•she•ba

(bɪərˈʃi bə, ˈbɪər ʃə-)

n.
a city in Israel, near the N limit of the Negev desert: the southernmost city of ancient Palestine. 152,600.
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Lake Huleh is the Biblical "Waters of Merom." Dan was the northern and Beersheba the southern limit of Palestine--hence the expression "from Dan to Beersheba." It is equivalent to our phrases "from Maine to Texas"-- "from Baltimore to San Francisco." Our expression and that of the Israelites both mean the same--great distance.
"They plumb e't all the bacon and prunes and sugar and dog-food," Elijah reported, "and gosh darn my buttons, if they didn't gnaw open the sacks and scatter the flour and beans and rice from Dan to Beersheba. I found empty sacks where they'd dragged them a quarter of a mile away."
In May of 2016, Avigdor Lieberman, then a member of the Knesset, sat down for a live interview in front of an audience on stage in Beersheba. As usual, he wasn't mincing words.
In an advisory, the DFA has cautioned the more than 29,400 Filipinos to avoid public places, particularly in Netivot, Sha'ar Hanegev, Ashkelon, Eshkol, Ashdod, Sderot, Beersheba, and other areas near Gaza, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights.
THE armed wing of Hamas has said it will step up attacks and fire rockets at Israeli towns of Ashdod and Beersheba if Israel continues to carry out airstrikes in Gaza.
Israel carried out dozens of strikes in Gaza early on Wednesday after a rocket was fired from the enclave and landed in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba, destroying the home of a family who had fled to a shelter.
Israeli jets struck targets in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants enclave struck a house in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba, the Israeli military said.
In a related context, Israeli media claimed that the shelling came in response to the firing of two rockets from the Gaza Strip, one of which fell in the Beersheba area.
Earlier this morning, Israeli warplanes attacked a number of targets in the Gaza Strip, which it claimed were responsible for firing rockets at Beersheba and wounding six Israelis.
For its part, Israeli sources said at dawn today that several injuries occurred in the Israeli city of Beersheba, near the Gaza Strip, after the fall of a Grad rocket fired from the Strip.
The rocket that hit an open area outside the major Israeli city of Beersheba caused no damage or injuries.
Detainees in the Asqalan, Nafha, Ramon, Hadarim, Gilboa and Be'er as-Sabe' (Beersheba) prisons returned their meals and declared the beginning of their hunger strike.