Development towns in the Negev - fact box

  1. Yeruham has many immigrant groups: 40% Moroccan, 25% from the former Soviet Union, 20% Indian, 5% Iranian and 10% from other countries.
  2. For many years Yeruham experienced negative migration. The town’s population is just under 10,000 people despite over 100,000 people living there since its creation in 1951.
  3. Atid b’Midbar has been very successful in changing people’s opinion of the Negev and encouraging more people to live there.