Information about Netivot

Location: Israel

Netivot is a city in the Southern District of Israel in Israel. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), at the end of 2007 the city had a total population of 25,600. It was founded in 1956 as a development town along with Sderot to the north, and Ofakim to the south.

Netivot attracts a number of mainly Sephardic Jewish pilgrims, who come to pray at the tomb of Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzeira, a Moroccan-born tzaddik and kabbalist known as the "Baba Sali" (died 1984) who is buried there.