Two children, cousins aged eight and 10, were killed Tuesday in an explosion near their tent home in a Bedouin encampment in the Negev.
Early reports said a generator exploded, causing the blast. Police were investigating the incident, which took place in a village near Nevatim, south of Beersheba, in southern Israel.
In November 2014, a three-year-old boy was killed and three others were hurt — one critically — when a fire broke out in a semi-permanent family home in the Bedouin village of Hura.
The Bedouin, who live mainly in the Negev Desert in southern Israel, are traditionally semi-nomadic, living in tents or tin structures.
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