Rockets fired from Gaza towards Ashkelon

Iron Dome successfully intercepts at least two rockets fired by Gaza terrorists towards Ashkelon.Ido Ben Porat, 12/11/2017, 11:46 PM

10 injured in fires in Kiryat Haim, Ashkelon

6 injured, including several children,in Kiryat Haim apartment fire. 4 injured from thick smoke in Ashkelon fire.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/21/2017, 10:19 PM

Between Judaism and Islam: The saga of Noy Sheetrit

24-year-old Jewish woman's conversion to Islam on the Temple Mount - then return to Judaism - raises questions of assimilation in Israel.David Rosenberg, 9/25/2017, 12:48 PM

Ashkelon suspect detained, security alert lifted

Security forces arrest Arab infiltrator suspected of terror activity in Ashkelon.Yoel Domb, 8/27/2017, 3:58 PM

Watch: Police comb Ashkelon for suspicious person

Watch heavily armed police combing the coastal city for a suspected terrorist.Tzvi Lev, 8/27/2017, 3:49 PM

Suspicions of terrorist in Ashkelon

Large number of forces in Ashkelon after reports of a terrorist in the city. Police call on public to increase vigilance.Ido ben Porat, 8/27/2017, 1:29 PM

Suspected murder-suicide in Ashkelon

Police find woman dead in Ashkelon apartment, man dead on ground outside.Chana Roberts, 4/15/2017, 8:04 PM

Gush Katif evacuee appointed Ashkelon Chief Rabbi

Rabbi Ophir Cohen, head of the Ashkelon religious community, was chosen as the new Chief Rabbi of Ashkelon.Yoel Domb, 9/15/2016, 4:32 PM

10 arrested at demonstration against terrorist in hospital

Police claim right-wing protesters hurled stones at police during demonstration against terrorist receiving treatment in Israeli hospital.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 8/9/2016, 10:24 PM

Israel ordered to pay Iran $1.2 billion

Swiss arbitrators have ruled in favor of Iran in a case that is more than 37 years old.Rachel Kaplan, 8/8/2016, 10:59 AM

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 paying off 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 leaves Ashkelon under water

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

Watch: Major 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

Rare 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 'Provocation'

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 of Strangers 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 Underworld 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

Ashkelon 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 Knesset's Bluff: You Don't Hire Arabs 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 in Israel For Discrimination Against Arabs

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

Left Outraged as 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 Massive Budget Cuts to Fund Gaza 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 Community Leaders 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 Tells of 'Miraculous Escape' from Rocket Strike

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

As Rockets Strike, Liberman Again Urges 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

Watch: Ashkelon Residents Dedicate Torah Scroll 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 Injured 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 on Ashkelon

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 Exposed to High Radiation Evacuated

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 Southern Israel

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 on Ashkelon

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