Explore the southen coastal plain, down to the border with the Gaza strip!
Start the day with a tour of the mound of ancient Ashkelon , a city with 4000 years of history, yet only small parts of it were uncovered so far. Continue to Yad Mordechai , a kibbutz formed in 1943, in memory of Mordechai Anielewicz (leader of the Gettho Waraw uprising) that in 1948 the held for six days against the Egyptian army, and eventually formed the SW border of Israel.
Nearby, in the town of Sderot , learn about the daiy life under 15 seconde warning from Hamas rocekts.
At the local police station you can see a display of some of the thousands of rockets launched on the city in the last decade, and tour along the special protection installed across the city.
We can than head to Beer-Sheva and visit its main attractions, as well as its nearby Tel Be’er Sheva and Air-Force Museum . Or we can drive back along the Shfela, visiting Kiryat Gat , Maresha , crawl in Bar Kokhba caves , Beit Guvrin , battle site of David and Goliath (Khirbet Qeiyafa ), Tel Lachish , and learn about the Philistines at The “Philistine Street” .