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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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Some Israeli media outlets reported that the explosion led to the death of an Israeli soldier after being taken to Soroka hospital in Beersheba.
The frontline ran inland for some 250 mile from the Mediterranean port of Gaza to the dusty Negev Desert oasis town of Beersheba.
The Al-Mezan Centre for Human Rights explained that the Central Court in Beersheba has rejected a lawsuit filed against the Israeli army following the shelling of Nasser Abu Sa'eed house in 2010, in .
PNN Dirar Abu Sisi, a Palestinian prisoner held in the Israeli prison of Beersheba, began a hunger strike on Friday.
The prisoners are distributed on 17 prisons and detention centers; such as, Nafha, Ramon, Ashkelon, Beersheba, HaDarom, Gilboa, Shata, Al-Ramla, Damon, Hasharon, Naqab, Ofer and Megiddo.
house at Beersheba, south of Israel, causing material damage.
Roberto Mester was testifying at the Beersheba District Court in the case of Daniel Okev, 45, a former paratroop officer who has confessed to shooting and killing English law graduate Max Hunter, 22, and wounding Hunter's girlfriend, Charlotte Gibb, a student a Durham University.
Vanunu's lawyer Mr Avigdor Feldman has said he would appeal to the Beersheba district court if the parole board's decision went against his client.
PNN "Palestinian detainees subjected to daily harsh searching practices by Israel Prison Services (IPS) in Ramon and Beersheba prisons," Ahrar Center for Prisoners Studies and Human Rights reported.
TEL AVIV, March 31, 2011 (WAFA)- Ehud Barack, Israeli Security MinisterThursady said that " The iron dome set on Beersheba, south of the West Bank, will not be 100% successful and is still under test"
The demolishion was done upon the decision of Beersheba magistrate's court
The newspaper added that IOF helicopter arrived to the scene and transferred the two seriously wounded Palestinians to Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba, while the rest were transferred to hospital via ambulance.