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6-year-old falls from 3rd story in Ashkelon

A 6-year-old boy fell out of the window at a three story height in Ashkelon; he was evacuated to the hospital in serious condition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/23/2016, 9:29 PM

Morning jogger discovers 900 year-old lamp

Ancient lamp washed up on shore in Ashkelon. 'It’s really exciting. You just feel a part of history. You can touch what was here long ago.'Rachel Kaplan, 6/27/2016, 1:46 PM

IDF soldier recounts shooting Sudanese terrorist

'I jumped out of the bus, grabbed the stabbed soldier's gun and ran after the terrorist,' says soldier who eliminated Kamel Hassan.Ari Yashar, 2/7/2016, 10:34 PM

Sudanese stabber behind Ashkelon attack dies

Police announce death of Sudanese national who stabbed IDF soldier in Ashkelon; motive for attack unclear.Cynthia Blank, 2/7/2016, 2:04 PM

Ashkelon mayor accused of bribing rape victim

Two women have come forward against Itamar Shimoni, who is charged with money laundering and fraud in a separate case.Cynthia Blank, 1/5/2016, 5:16 PM

Again: Major flooding in Ashkelon

A month after experiencing severe flooding following heavy rains, Ashkelon once again in the eye of the storm.Cynthia Blank, 12/17/2015, 11:19 AM

Flooding in Ashkelon reaches Barzilai Hospital

Ben Yehuda street has been closed to traffic after a section of the road collapsed.Orli Harari, 11/9/2015, 11:59 AM

Breaking: Rocket Intercepted Near Ashkelon

Ashkelon residents hear explosion, rocket sirens. Reports say one rocket fired, stopped by Iron Dome.Matt Wanderman, 10/10/2015, 11:12 PM

Iron Dome Intercepts Two Rockets Over Ashkelon

Iron Dome shoots down two Gaza rockets that were headed towards Ashkelon, hours after attack on Sderot.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/18/2015, 11:45 PM

Israeli Man Disappears in Muslim Country

A resident of Ashkelon, who made aliyah 20 years ago, has not been seen since flying to unnamed country to visit his brother in June.Cynthia Blank, 9/7/2015, 4:38 PM

Sarcophagus Discovered at Ashkelon Building Site

Israel Antiquities Authority and police find impressive sarcophagus, which construction workers tried to conceal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2015, 4:19 PM

Police at Protest: PLO Flag OK, Israeli Flag No

Ashkelon resident tries to enter local hospital where protests held with Israeli flag on his motorbike - police issue him a warning.Rafael Levi, 8/17/2015, 12:44 PM

Hundreds Attend Bat Mitzvah After Post Goes Viral

Photos of empty event hall prompt strangers to flock to Ashkelon to make a 12 year-old's Bat Mitzvah special.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/7/2015, 10:27 AM

Gaza Rocket Lands in Ashkelon Region

After Hof Ashkelon region sirens sound late Tuesday night, IDF identifies rocket struck open ground in area.Ari Yashar, 6/23/2015, 10:24 PM

Gaza Terrorists Fire a Rocket at Ashkelon

IDF says rocket fired from towards Ashkelon likely exploded inside Gaza.Ari Yashar, 6/11/2015, 11:19 PM

Netanyahu Condemns Global Silence Over Rocket Fire

'This hypocrisy which pervades the world will not tie our hands for defending the citizens of Israel,' Prime Minister warns.Hezki Baruch, 6/7/2015, 11:18 AM

Rocket Strikes Ashkelon Area

Rocket fired from Gaza strikes open field; no damage, casualties reported.Tova Dvorin, 6/6/2015, 10:17 PM

Two Gaza Rockets Explode in Southern Israel

Two rockets from Gaza explode in Sdot Negev region in southern Israel. No injuries or damages reported.Elad Benari, 6/3/2015, 11:37 PM

Ashkelon Comes Under Missionary Flier Attack

Postal workers face management, refusing to distribute missionary fliers being mailed - possibly against the law - to make Jews convert.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 5/28/2015, 4:06 PM

Major Mob Hit Busted in Ashdod, Ashkelon

Three men arrested with pipe bomb, set to be planted in the Ashkelon National Park, in special bust by the Lachish police and IDF.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 12/25/2014, 1:27 PM

Teens Threaten Boy With ISIS-Style Beheading

Two Ashkelon teenagers beat and rob another boy, threaten to behead him with a knife just as ISIS does to their victims.Cynthia Blank, 12/8/2014, 6:41 PM

Ashkelon Mayor Backtracks on Arab Worker Ban

Residents support Shimoni citing security for their children; claims he never planned to fire Arabs, just have them work after school hours.Benny Toker, Cynthia Blank, 11/23/2014, 9:27 AM

Jews Take to the Street: 'Don't Hire Arabs'

Demos supporting Ashkelon mayor as debate rages on legality of laying off Arabs for security; Feiglin: 'no Arab workers on IDF bases.'Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 11/20/2014, 10:58 PM

Ex-MK Calls Bluff: No Arab Knesset Workers Either

Bennett's '99.9% Arab loyalty' claim and Netanyahu's indignation face an inconvenient fact Ben-Ari noticed during his years in the Knesset.Ari Yashar, 11/20/2014, 4:12 PM

Netanyahu: No Place For Discrimination

Netanyahu responds to Ashkelon mayor's decision to bar Arab workers. Notes 'Jewish State Law' equates democracy, Israel's Jewish character.Cynthia Blank, 11/20/2014, 12:17 PM

Ashkelon Mayor Nixes Arab Employees

Amid security concerns, Askelon mayor Itamar Shimoni asks that Arab employees temporarily stop working in schools. Leftists angry.Yishai Karov and Ido Ben Porat, 11/20/2014, 12:13 AM

Ministers to Approve Mass Cuts to Fund Operation

1.9 billion shekel cut will hit education hardest; Ashkelon mayor incensed over 'disgrace' as his city not among initial aid recipients.Ari Yashar, 8/31/2014, 9:10 AM

Gaza Belt Mayors Tell Residents Not to Return

'Maybe in Jerusalem there's a ceasefire, not here,' says head of Eshkol council; Ashkelon mayor calls ceasefire 'submission to terror.'Ari Yashar, 8/26/2014, 9:32 PM

Ashkelon Man's 'Miraculous Escape' from Rockets

Homeowner Yuval Cohen survived rocket attack by the skin of his teeth; Hamas said to be desperate for truce amid growing casualties.Ari Soffer and AFP, 8/26/2014, 4:11 PM

Liberman Repeats Calls for Gaza Ground Offensive

During visit to Ashkelon with his Norwegian counterpart, Israeli foreign minister keeps up criticism of gov't response to rocket fire.Ari Soffer, 7/16/2014, 1:58 PM

Ashkelon Residents Dedicate New Torah Under Fire

Residents show remarkable resilience as rocket fire fails to dampen celebration.Ari Soffer, 7/14/2014, 4:56 PM

Iron Dome Intercepts 7 Rockets Over Ashkelon

Gaza terrorists continue to fire rockets as Israel's counterterrorism operation moves along.Elad Benari, 7/14/2014, 12:15 AM

Hospital Staff Fights – and Prays – to Save Teen

Barzilai Hospital cares for 16-year-old seriously hurt by Hamas missile in Ashkelon Sunday.Yoni Kempinski, Gil Ronen, 7/13/2014, 4:29 PM

Gaza Rocket Ignites Fire in Ashkelon

Terrorist rocket count reaches 170 on Tuesday as IDF deploys to defend Israel's coast.Tova Dvorin, 7/8/2014, 11:02 AM

Terrorist Rocket Lands Inside Gaza

Hours after Iron Dome shoots down rocket aimed at Ashkelon, 'Color Red' sirens sounded in region; attempt falls short.Ari Yashar, 6/20/2014, 1:42 PM

Iron Dome Shoots Down Gaza Rocket

Rocket neutralized on its way to the coastal city of Ashkelon, just after Hamas threatens 'fires of hell.'Yishai Karov, Ari Yashar, 6/19/2014, 10:26 PM

Iron Dome Intercepts Rockets Over Ashkelon

Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepts two rockets fired by Gaza terrorists before they hit a populated area of Ashkelon.Elad Benari, 6/16/2014, 12:15 AM

Rocket Hits Near Ashkelon, None Hurt

Sirens sound on Ashkelon coast, less than 24 hours after multiple rockets fired into Israel.Tova Dvorin, 4/4/2014, 12:33 PM

AIPAC Leaders Tour Barzilai Medical Center

Influential organization's leaders tour Ashkelon hospital asking: what is life like under the threat of missile fire?Tova Dvorin, 3/26/2014, 12:35 PM

Rocket Strikes Near Ashkelon

Rockets barrage from Gaza continues Monday, as Qassam missile falls near Ashkelon.Tova Dvorin, 2/10/2014, 3:26 PM

Navy Ship Capsizes Near Ashkelon

'Wasp' model ship, one of the navy's fastest and set piece in security patrols, overturns 1.5 km off Ashkelon coast.Ari Yashar, 1/20/2014, 3:24 PM

Anger in Ashdod: Where's Iron Dome?

Residents of the southern city demand that the anti-missile battery be stationed nearby.Gil Ronen, 1/20/2014, 9:11 AM

IAF Strikes in Gaza After Rocket Attack

IAF aircraft hit terror-related sites in Gaza, several hours after a rocket barrage targeted the city of Ashkelon.Elad Benari, 1/16/2014, 5:34 AM

Ashkelon: Schools Evacuated Due to High Radiation

Ashkelon mayor evacuates certain classrooms exposed to high radiation, citing student health; students relocated to community center.Tova Dvorin, 11/19/2013, 12:27 PM

Terrorists Fire 3 Rockets at Ashkelon

Terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fire three rockets at southern Israel. No injuries or damages reported.Elad Benari, 6/19/2013, 6:08 AM

Well-Preserved Wine-Making Facility Found in South

Antiquities Authority workers have discovered a well-preserved Byzantine era wine-making facility in southern IsraelDavid Lev, 4/5/2013, 1:16 AM

UN Ambassador: Condemn the Rocket Fire

Israel's ambassador to the UN sends urgent letter to the Security Council following a rocket attack on Ashkelon.Elad Benari, 2/27/2013, 4:44 AM

Ashkelon Back to Routine After Attack

Life continues as normal in Ashkelon despite morning rocket attack. Mayor combines hope for calm with defense preparations.Maayana Miskin, 2/26/2013, 11:27 AM

Kassam Rocket Hits Ashkelon

For the first time since Pillar of Defense, Gaza terrorists fired on southern Israel. One rocket hit the city of Ashkelon.Maayana Miskin, 2/26/2013, 7:24 AM

Home Front Command Drills for Southern Israel

It’s that time of year again, when Home Front Command begins drilling Israelis on what to do in case of a sudden military attack. Chana Ya'ar, 2/13/2013, 11:15 AM

New Hotel for Seaside City of Ashkelon

The Tourism Ministry has just approved construction of a new hotel for the coastal city of Ashkelon.Chana Ya'ar, 12/3/2012, 10:10 PM

Rocket Hits Residential Building near Tel Aviv

A rocket hit a building in the central Israel city of Rishon Letzion. Two rockets hit the city of Ashkelon, wounding three people.Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 6:00 PM

Podcast: Ashkelon Rocket Attack Victims Speak Out

"Enough is enough. We don't want to see any bloodshed, but we have to do what is necessary," sadi one Ashkelon resident. Ben Bresky & INR Staff, 11/20/2012, 10:03 AM

Man Lightly Hurt by Iron Dome Fallout

A man was lightly hurt Monday evening when fallout from an Iron Dome interception smashed into the windshield of his car.Chana Ya'ar, 11/19/2012, 7:44 PM

2 Missiles Strike Ashdod, No Injuries

Two long-range missiles fired by Gaza terrorists struck the port city of Ashdod on Sunday afternoon. No physical injuries were reported.Chana Ya'ar, 11/18/2012, 2:40 PM

Iron Dome Stops 2 Missiles Over Ashkelon

Residents in Ashkelon suffered no injuries after the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system intercepted two rockets early Sunday afternoon.Chana Ya'ar, 11/18/2012, 1:44 PM