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 and Coastal 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 Mediterranean Seashore 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 in Tel Aviv Region

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

Israel Fights Hamas Propaganda, Knocks out TV Antenna

The Air Force has bombed a Hamas communication antenna without striking the building, contrary to media reports. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu , 11/18/2012, 8:56 AM

Southern Kids Tell Diplomats: Life Here is Hard

Dozens of kids from southern Israel told foreign diplomats what it was really like to grow up with thousands of rockets being fired at themDavid Lev, 11/12/2012, 9:48 PM

Rocket Strikes Ashkelon Area

Second incident of rocket fire from Gaza this week. No one was hurt.Gil Ronen, 10/4/2012, 9:41 PM

Gaza Terrorists Resume Attacks on Southern Israel

Israeli families dropped whatever they were doing and raced for shelter once more Wednesday, as shelling from Gaza resumed in the south.Chana Ya'ar, 9/12/2012, 9:46 AM

California’s Capital ‘Adopts’ Ashkelon as Sister City

Sacramento rejected anti-Israel arguments Tuesday night and approved linking with the port city of Ashkelon as an official “sister city.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/15/2012, 8:50 AM

California’s Capital Fights over ‘Twinning’ with Ashkelon

Pro-Arab activists in California’s capital, which “twins” with Bethlehem, are trying to make the city of Ashkelon an unwanted sister city. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/12/2012, 9:01 AM

Ashkelon Councilor: Grind Gaza into Fine Dust

Shimon Cohen: "For every rocket, an entire neighborhood in Gaza needs to be wiped out." Gil Ronen, 6/22/2012, 4:11 PM

Ceasefire? Three Rockets Fired At Ashkelon

Despite Hamas' "truce", terrorists fire three rockets at the city of Ashkelon.Elad Benari, 6/21/2012, 11:27 PM

Gaza Terrorists Send Israel Rockets for Lag Ba’Omer

Air raid sirens are sounding in southern Israel as Gaza terrorists fire rockets on (at) the Jewish festival of Lag Ba'OmerGabe Kahn, 5/9/2012, 9:46 PM

Terror Rocket Mars Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebrations

Gaza Arab terrorists fired a rocket at the Ashkelon area Wednesday night, as residents of the city celebrated Yom Ha'atzmaut, David Lev, 4/26/2012, 1:56 PM

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Two Rockets Hit Ashkelon Beach

Terrorists in Gaza continue to fire rockets into Israel despite the so-called 'cease fire' agreement brokered by Egypt.Gabe Kahn., 3/13/2012, 7:46 PM

Hospital Moves Infants to Bomb Shelters

Ashkelon’s hospital is moving children and mothers to bomb shelters and sending home some patients. Missiles approach Tel Aviv.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/12/2012, 2:56 PM

Illegal Infiltrators Hit Ashkelon School, Parents Cry Out

The parents' association of an arts school in Ashkelon is fighting the phenomenon of Sudanese aliens who 'hang out' outside the school.Elad Benari, 2/15/2012, 6:43 AM

Gaza Terrorist Rocket Attack Fired at Southern Israel

Gaza terrorists fired a short-range Qassam rocket attack at Jewish towns and cities in the western Negev Saturday night.Chana Ya'ar, 2/11/2012, 11:40 PM

PA Arab Killer Sentenced to 13 Year Prison Term

A Palestinian Authority Arab has been sentenced to a 13-year prison term for attempting to murder a Jewish woman.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 1/18/2012, 1:18 PM

Ben-Ari: Change Name of Rabin Street to Protect His Dignity

MK Michael Ben-Ari said his idea to change the name of Rabin Street in Ashkelon to that of a terror victim would help protect his dignity.David Lev, 11/21/2011, 4:45 PM

Montel Williams, Emmy Award Winning TV Host, Visits Israel

Montel Williams travels across Israel to learn about ground-breaking advances in Israeli medicine, technology and patient care.Anav Silverman, 11/4/2011, 3:15 AM

Grad Katyusha Missile Explodes South of Ashkelon

A Grad Katyusha missile exploded south of Ashkelon Monday afternoon following a terrorist "ceasefire" late Sunday. No injuries reported.Chana Ya'ar, 10/31/2011, 4:30 PM

Name of Ashkelon Rocket Victim Released

Ami Moshe, is the Ashkelon man who died on in a rocket attack on the city. He was rushed to hospital and died on the operating table.Elad Benari, 10/30/2011, 2:26 AM

Gaza Terrorists Fire Rocket Attack at Southern Israel

Another rocket attack launched by Gaza terrorists at southern Israel as Egyptians attack the Israeli embassy in Cairo.Chana Ya'ar, 9/10/2011, 10:31 PM

'Missile Threat Not About to End,' Warns Vilna'i

Gaza rocket attacks on southern Israel aren't going to end this year, warned Home Front Command director Matan Vilnai'i. Chana Ya'ar, 9/1/2011, 1:33 PM

Late School Start for Some in South, But Not All

Classes probably won't start on time for many of the children in Israel's southern region, but some in Ashkelon will learn anyway. Chana Ya'ar, 8/28/2011, 2:29 PM

Grad Rocket Hits Near Ashkelon

A Grad rocket fired from Gaza landed south of Ashkelon just short hours after Islamic Jihad announced yet another cease-fire. Gabe Kahn., 8/26/2011, 4:33 PM

Can a Rocket-Wounded Infant Compete with Jennifer Lopez?

Israel hopes social media can trump a news blackout in the U.S. Can a wounded baby compete with Jennifer Lopez or a "beach bod"? Chana Ya'ar, 8/25/2011, 12:17 PM

Red-Eyed Residents in Southern Israel Resume Routine

The next day: Red-eyed southern Israelis tried to resume their normal daily routines following a night of Gaza missile and mortar attacks.Chana Ya'ar, 8/25/2011, 11:04 AM

2 Wounded, 21 Rockets and Mortars Fired at Southern Israel

Another sleepless night for residents of southern Israel as 21 rockets and mortars are fired by Gaza terrorists. A baby and adult are hurt. Chana Ya'ar & Elad Benari, 8/25/2011, 8:31 AM

9-Month-Old Baby Hurt in Rocket Attack on Southern Israel

Southern Israeli residents again were forced to race for cover Wednesday night as rockets rained down from Gaza on Be'er Sheva and Ashkelon.Chana Ya'ar, 8/25/2011, 12:07 AM

Gaza Terrorist Killed in IAF Counterstrike

An Islamic Jihad terrorist in Gaza was reportedly killed in an IAF retaliatory strike after at least 7 rockets were fired into Israel.Gabe Kahn., 8/24/2011, 8:25 PM

Rocket Fire Continues on Southern Israel During Terrorist Truce

Southern Israel came under rocket fire once again for a fifth night despite claims by Gaza terrorists they were committed to a “ceasefire.”Chana Ya'ar, 8/23/2011, 12:55 AM

Ashkelon Coast Targeted in Midday Rocket Barrages

Gaza terrorists switched focus towards midday Sunday and directed their missile barrages towards Ashkelon and the Eshkol district.Chana Ya'ar, 8/21/2011, 1:39 PM

38 Year Old Southern Israeli Victim Leaves Widow in 9th Month

A 38-year-old Ofakim man died Saturday night of wounds sustained in a Gaza missile attack on Be'er Sheva, leaving a pregnant wife. Chana Ya'ar, 8/21/2011, 12:16 AM

Iron Dome to Return to Ashkelon

The IDF has decided to redeploy the Iron Dome system near Ashkelon following this weeks uptick in rocket attacks.Gabe Kahn., 8/5/2011, 3:49 PM

Kassam Lands Near Ashkelon Wounding Bedouin Woman

A Kassam rocket fired into Israel by Gaza terrorists wounded a Bedouin woman in an open field near Ashkelon.Gabe Kahn., 8/1/2011, 10:53 PM

Kassam Rocket Lands South of Ashkelon

Kassam rocket fired at southern Israel, lands near Ashkelon. No injuries.Elad Benari, 7/28/2011, 6:37 AM

Ashkelon Students Won’t Tour Churches

Students and parents in Ashkelon complain that school trips include tours of Christian sites. The Shas party is calling to cancel these tours.Elad Benari, 7/15/2011, 9:22 AM

Jellyfish Attack Israel Electric Plant in Ashkelon

Jellyfish have attacked a power plant in Ashkelon, just days after workers in Hadera warned their own plant was facing a similar invasion.Chana Ya'ar, 7/12/2011, 12:12 AM

Free Tuition to IDF Soldiers

Government approves plan to offer tuition-free higher education to soldiers in the Negev, Galilee, Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 9/14/2010, 5:42 AM

Gaza Fires Mortar at Israel as Ashkelon Petition Denied

Mortar explodes in Eshkol Council. State Attorney tells High Court Ashkelon is no different from other locations that need protection from rockets.Gil Ronen, 8/29/2010, 8:07 PM

Ashkelon’s Answer to Katyusha Rockets: A New Neighborhood

Just days after the latest Gaza Katyusha rocket landed in Ashkelon, with no casualties, city leaders laid the cornerstone for a new neighborhood. Hillel Fendel, 8/11/2010, 6:35 PM

Remains Removed Amidst Protests from All Sides

Rabbis' Forum of the 'Nation and Land Task Force' issues sharp statement against hareidis protesting removal of the human remains in Ashkelon.Hillel Fendel, 5/16/2010, 5:26 PM