Eshkol Regional Council on the map.
The Eshkol Regional Council (Hebrew: מועצה אזורית אשכול, Mo'atza Ezorit Eshkol) is a regional council in the north-western Negev, in Israel's Southern District. The regional council's territory lies midway between Ashkelon and Beersheba, bounded on the west by the Gaza Strip while the eastern border abuts the territory of the Bnei Shimon Regional Council. The region is currently experiencing bombardment by Palestinian militants firing rockets from the Gaza Strip since Israel's withdrawal from the region in 2005 leading to the Hamas takeover the very next year. 
Eshkol Regional Council is linked to Tel Aviv by Egged Ta'avura bus route 379, to Be'er Sheva by bus route 35, and to Ashkelon by bus route 36.
Coordinates: 31°22′27″N 34°23′58″E / 31.37417°N 34.39944°E