(106) Development towns--The Central Bureau of Statistics lists 25 "development localities": Ofakim, Eilat, Beit Shean, Beit Shemesh, Dimona, Hatzor HaGlilit, Tiberias, Yavne, Yeruham, Yokneam Illit, Karmiel, Migdal HaEmek, Ma'alot Tarshiha, Mitzpe Ramon, Nazareth Illit, Netivot, Akko, Afula, Arad, Safed, Kiryat Gat, Kiryat Malakhi
, Kiryat Shmona, Shlomi, and Sderot (CBS, Labor Force Survey 1998, p.
Furthermore, a large proportion of the immigrants found permanent housing in localities and neighborhoods that ranked low on the socioeconomic scale: Kiryat Malakhi; Netivot; Ofakim; Kiryat Moshe in Rehovot, the Gimmel, Vav, and Het neighborhoods of Ashdod, the Pe'er neighborhood of Hadera; Kiryat Nordau, Azorim and Shikun Hefzi-Bah in Netanya; Givat Hamoreh and Upper Afula in Afula; and the Shimshon and Atikot neighborhoods of Ashkelon.
In seven of ten localities that had Ethiopian Israeli populations in excess of 2,000 in 1995 - Ashkelon, Beersheva, Ashdod, Afula, Ramle, Kiryat Malakhi, and Kiryat Gat - the general rate of success in the matriculation exams was lower than the national average.
is the city where three Israelis were killed when a missile fired from the Gaza Strip landed in their front room last week.
It features the diverse talents of BCI participants, including Patrick Acogny, artistic director of Kokuma Dance Company, Gall Parmell, artistic director of African Cultural Exchange, and Kwesi Johnson, artistic director of Kompani Malakhi
Highlighting the continued risk, a forest fire was extinguished Sunday near Kiryat Malakhi
in southern Israel.
Islamic Jihad said that they fired two missiles at Israeli city Kiryat Malakhi
Code Red sirens had sounded in Ashdod, Eshkol, Gav Yavne, and Kiryat Malakhi
at around 12:25 pm.
Some 200,000 pupils will remain at home again on Monday, as schools remain closed in Be'er Sheva, Ofakim, Ashdod, Yavneh, Ashkelon, Kiryat Malakhi
and Netivot, and in all the other smaller communities that are between seven and 40 kilometers from the Gaza Strip.
The theft was reported to Kiryat Malakhi
police on Wednesday morning, and officers have launched an investigation.