Netivot is a city in southern Israel located between Beersheba and Gaza. At the end of 2009, Netivot had a population of 16,700. Netivot was founded in 1956 as a Negev development town. The first residents were immigrants from Morocco and Tunisia. Three successful nightclubs have opened in Netivot which also draw clientele from out of town, attracting young people from Ashkelon, Beersheba, Omer, Lehavim, Ofakim and Sderot. There is also a train station in Netivot.