Beersheva

Witness: What Do You Do When The War Comes to Jerusalem?

A reporter and her family head for the bomb shelter, shattering their notion that rockets fall only in the south.

11/19/2012
Israel Correspondent

In the past, every time Israel fought a war, we Jerusalemites took comfort in the belief that no Arab leader in his right mind would risk hitting Al Aqsa mosque with a rocket.

That’s how we interpreted the fact that Saddam Hussein, who pummeled Tel Aviv with Scud missiles during the 1991 Gulf War, seemed to deliberately steer clear of the Holy City.

How naïve we were.

The Klein family in Beersheva sleep in their home's reinforced room every night. Michele Chabin

Long-range Rockets Strike Beersheba

Missiles fired from Gaza close schools but cause no damage

10/28/2012

Two long-range Grad rockets struck Beersheba and two Kassam rockets landed in an open area in southern Israel, threatening a three-day truce.

Israel's Air Force also targeted and hit a rocket launching site and a squad preparing to fire a rocket towards southern Israel, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

Schools were closed throughout Beersheba Sunday, following the Grad rocket attack at about 5:30 a.m. The rockets fell in an open area and caused no damage, according to reports.

Rabbi Accused Of Stealing Torahs In Beersheva

10/10/2012

(JTA) —A rabbi suspected of stealing Torah scrolls from the synagogue of his community near Beersheva reportedly was arrested.

Kikar HaShabat, a Hebrew-language news site on religious affairs, reported that police requested Wednesday that the Beersheva Magistrate’s Court remand the suspect for another 24 hours. He had been arrested the previous day, the site reported. 

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