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 (nĕg′ĕv) also Ne·geb (-ĕb)
A desert region of southern Israel. Long inhabited chiefly by nomadic Bedouin, it became part of the state of Israel in 1948.


(ˈnɛɡɛv) or


(Placename) the S part of Israel, on the Gulf of Aqaba: a triangular-shaped semidesert region, with large areas under irrigation; scene of fighting between Israeli and Egyptian forces in 1948. Chief town: Beersheba. Area: 12 820 sq km (4950 sq miles)


(ˈnɛg ɛv)

also Neg•eb


a partly desert region in S Israel, bordering on the Sinai Peninsula. 4700 sq. mi. (12,173 sq. km).
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Noun1.Negev - a desert in southern Israel
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
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Residents of Umm Al-Hiran village in the Negev desert on Sunday evening, received new demolition orders for a number of houses, under the pretext of no building permit.
21 (Petra) -- Israeli occupation forces,early Wednesday, destroyed the Palestinian Bedouin village of al-Araqib located in southern region of Negev for the 125th time, according to a local source.
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Um al-Hiran is one of 40 unrecognized Bedouin villages scattered across the northern Negev Desert that Israel seeks to relocate to seven permanent towns established between 1968 and 1996.
The Israelis of Palestinian origin were seen carrying Palestinian flags and others holding up signs demanding the right to return for refugees at the rally in the Negev desert.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have discovered a new method to breach air-gapped computer systems called BitWhisper which enables two-way communications between adjacent, unconnected PC computers using heat.
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A controversial Israeli plan to forcibly remove up to 70,000 Arab Bedouins from their historic desert land in the Negev has been scrapped, according to its architect Benny Begin.