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Dimona

(dīmō`nə) [Heb.,=wasting], town (1994 pop. 30,400), S Israel, in the Negev Desert. It is the seat of the Negev Nuclear Research Center. Mining and the production of textiles, chemicals, and processed minerals are also important. A development town, it was founded in 1955 and named for ancient Dimonah, which was located nearby. Because of its capacity as a site for nuclear weapons, Dimona was a target of Iraqi missiles in the Persian Gulf WarPersian Gulf Wars,
two conflicts involving Iraq and U.S.-led coalitions in the late 20th and early 21st cent.

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The client for the project in Dimona, Israel, is Albaad, one of the three largest manufacturers of wet wipes and feminine hygiene products in the world.
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WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (KUNA) -- The US on Wednesday said that the stabbing of four Arab men in Dimona, Israel, last week constituted an act of terrorism, and again urged both sides to "de-escalate tensions".
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The Times published a three-page piece on October 5, 1986, titled "Inside Dimona, Israel's nuclear bomb factory." Based on Vannunu's information, at the time of publication, Israel possessed 100 to 200 nuclear warheads, which was much higher than earlier estimates of Israel's nuclear arsenal.
For the study, the researchers examined adolescents (grades 7-9) who were indirectly exposed to a suicide bombing in Dimona, Israel who prior to the bombing there had already completed a questionnaire as a control group in a study of youth risk/resilience under stress for another study.
Midwest Research Institute (MRI), a US-based not-for-profit organization, and Rotem Industries Ltd, an Israeli-based diversified technology-oriented company, yesterday announced they will jointly establish a Renewable Energy Technological Center (RETC) in the Rotem Industrial Park located in Dimona, Israel.
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Vanunu, who leaked the news about the secret nuclear weapons plant at Dimona, Israel, in 1986 and was imprisoned 18 years for doing so, is no longer in prison but neither is he a free man.
Vanunu worked as a nuclear technician at Dimona, Israel's nuclear installation, from 1976 to 1985.
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