Eshkol Regional Council

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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 has been a frequent target of rocket attacks from nearby Gaza, causing frequent damage to farms and some structures within the region. [1]

Transport[edit]

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.

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Rocket Attacks[edit]

The Eshkol region has been the target of thousands of rocket attacks since 2000. Despite Iron Dome coverage in the region, usage of the system is generally limited to populated areas and allows other rockets to land in open areas. As a result, there has been widespread damage to farms, vehicles and various outlying structures.[2][3] During the 2014 Gaza conflict, farmers reported massive damages to their crops due to rockets landing in open fields. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Palestinians fire rocket at southern Israel". Israeli staff. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Two rockets explode in Eshkol Regional Council; damage caused to vehicle". Ynet News. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "2 Rockets Explode in Eshkol Regional Council Causing Property Damage". Israel National News. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Curiel, Ilana. "Gaza vicinity farmers suffer millions in damages". Ynet. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 

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Coordinates: 31°22′27″N 34°23′58″E / 31.37417°N 34.39944°E / 31.37417; 34.39944