Ashdod residents protest closure of stores on Shabbat

Residents of Ashdod protest outside city hall against city's intention to shut down businesses which operate on Shabbat.Ben Ariel, 1/28/2018, 2:48 AM

Haredi parties demand Netanyahu censure Liberman

The haredi UTJ Knesset faction demands that Netanyahu censure Liberman for attending anti-Shabbat provocation in Ashdod.Tzvi Lev, 1/21/2018, 8:05 AM

Deri: I'm done with Liberman

Shas chairman livid after Defense Minister visits Ashdod during the Sabbath.Hezki Baruch, 1/21/2018, 4:15 AM

Ashdod father of 4 murdered over parking dispute

Itai Mor, 44, killed while taking out trash after fight with neighbor; 'He was the kind of person everyone wanted to be with. Sweet man.'Mordechai Sones, 1/18/2018, 5:48 PM

Missionaries building large center in Ashdod

Christian missionaries in Israel's south mislead local residents, plan new center to expand activities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/18/2018, 9:51 AM

Israel foils Gazan's efforts to import military gear

Ashdod customs inspectors foil smuggling of thousands of Items of military clothing and gear.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/15/2018, 12:49 PM

City inspectors put Shabbat-violating stores on notice

Ashdod city inspectors warn store store owners in Ashdod that they can expect fines if they continue operating on Shabbat.Tzvi Lev, 1/7/2018, 4:56 PM

Patient steals gun, escapes hospital

Man being treated at Assuta Hospital in Ashdod injures MDA paramedic, steals guard's firearm, flees facility.David Rosenberg, 11/21/2017, 12:08 PM

2 injured as car bomb rips through Ashdod parking lot

Explosion rocks parking lot under Ashdod apartment building, injuring two and destroying multiple cars. Mafia involvement suspected.David Rosenberg, 11/7/2017, 10:13 AM

First babies are born in Ashdod's new hospital

Two local women give birth to baby boys in Ashdod's brand-new Assuta Hospital.Haim Lev , 10/16/2017, 4:13 PM

2 moderately injured while building Sukkahs

Ashdod teen, Jerusalem man hospitalized after suffering head injuries while building Sukkot booths for upcoming holiday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/1/2017, 7:44 PM

Tragedy in Ashdod: Teenager dies after being electrocuted

16-year old from Ashdod dies after being electrocuted on high-rise rooftop.David Rosenberg, 7/9/2017, 8:26 PM

Foiled: Huge smuggled shipment of cigars

Authorities foil attempt to smuggle huge quantities of cigars into Israel.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 5/8/2017, 3:12 PM

Police suspect man of murdering mother in Ashdod

Police suspect son of murdering mother just after reporting her to police.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/15/2017, 8:08 AM

Stabbing in Ashdod

Authorities pursuing suspect after stabbing leaves one lightly-to-moderately injured in Ashdod. Suspect said to be dressed as religious Jew.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2017, 12:27 PM

Jewish children raised as Muslims light first Hanukkah candles

Jewish women and their children rescued from Arab villages light Hanukkah candles for first time since being rescued.Ben Shaul, 1/2/2017, 5:57 PM

Yeshiva student killed in car accident on way to Jerusalem

19-year old yeshiva student from Ashdod killed in car accident during drive to Jerusalem.Orly Harari, 10/10/2016, 9:55 AM

Policeman saves sea turtle drowning in trash

Ron Evron was out kayaking when he spotted a sea turtle entangled in a burlap bag. "It was very emotional."Rachel Kaplan, 8/25/2016, 3:19 PM

Search for mother of seven ends in tragedy

Woman found dead in car near Ashdod beach after leaving note about her 'difficult' situation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/26/2016, 6:21 PM

Doctors put cast on a toddler’s wrong leg

After a 2-year-old arrived at a Terem medical clinic in Ashdod with a broken leg, the doctors bandaged him up, but on the wrong leg.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2016, 7:06 PM

Infant who died after being abandoned in car identified

15 month-old Eliya Weingott died after being left in a hot car by accident. Mother: 'Please tell me this is a dream.'Tova Dvorin, 5/31/2016, 3:47 PM

Tragedy: Haredi toddler dies after left in car

Young boy had been left in a car for several hours in the blistering heat.Eliana Royzen, 5/30/2016, 12:35 PM

Woman tragically dies in Ashdod fire

35-year-old found with no signs of life during apartment fire in coastal city; cause of blaze remains a mystery.Ari Yashar, 3/7/2016, 3:37 PM

Three paragliding crashes in one morning

Two paragliders fall into water reserve by a kibbutz and need rescuing, a third hits a beach; all three moderately injured.Ido Ben-Porat, 3/4/2016, 1:39 PM

Witness: Haredi locals faced-off Ashdod rioters, who cursed them

Local residents tried to stop haredi extremists from attacking police, cursing rabbis; were told 'You are secular!'Michal Levy, 2/9/2016, 2:43 PM

Watch: Haredim attack enforcers against IDF deserters in Ashdod

Rioters throw stones at police, overturn military police vehicle. No injuries reported.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/9/2016, 8:40 AM

Tragedy in Ashdod: Teacher dies in front of students

35-year-old kindergarten teacher suffers fatal heart attack while tending to seven children in Ashdod.Cynthia Blank, 11/15/2015, 2:47 PM

Ashdod Residents Angry at Gov't After Rocket Attack

Residents of southern city say Gaza is not afraid of Israel and knows missile attacks will be met with weak reactions.Haim Lev, 9/30/2015, 12:21 PM

Iron Dome Intercepts Rocket Over Ashdod

Rocket fired from Gaza towards the city of Ashdod intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/29/2015, 11:08 PM

Ashdod 'Miracle Boy' Survives Being Run Over By Truck

Ashdod residents called it a miracle when a young child who got stuck under the wheels of a truck sustained only moderate injuriesMoshe Cohen, 9/20/2015, 9:03 PM

Iron Dome Deployed to Ashdod After Terrorist's Rearrest

Although rocket fire unlikely, IDF Southern Command deploys missile defense system following Islamic Jihad hunger striker's rearrest.Cynthia Blank, 9/17/2015, 10:38 AM

MK: Netanyahu 'Wants to Keep Hamas Around'

MKs from left and right on Wednesday responded to the rocket attack on Israel a day earlier by calling for Hamas heads to roll.Yaakov Levi, 5/27/2015, 6:45 PM

Ashdod Shopping Center Will Continue Shabbat Operations: Owners

Religious groups in Ashdod are planning a mass protest later this week against a shopping center that has begun operating on Shabbat.Moshe Cohen, 5/11/2015, 12:15 AM

Report: 18-Year-Old Beaten by Police in Ashdod

Police violence strikes again: Youth assaulted by policeman on beach in Ashdod after not cleaning up his mess quickly enough.Cynthia Blank, 5/10/2015, 9:26 AM

Hundreds Attend Funeral of 'Anonymous' Holocaust Survivor

Over 500 people attended the funeral of a Holocaust survivor whom they did not know Thursday morning, after an alert on Facebook.Yaakov Levi, 4/16/2015, 12:01 PM

Arab Arrested for Throwing Rock Into Jewish Kindergarten

Parents of children in a haredi kindergarten in Ashdod said that they felt unsafe after an Arab threw a large rock into the schoolMoshe Cohen, 2/8/2015, 7:40 PM

Haredim Block Highways in Protest of IDF Enlistment

Outside Modi'in, in Jerusalem and Ashdod, masses of haredim block roads and protest arrest of four students who refused enlistment.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 2/2/2015, 10:39 AM

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

Four Men Found Unconscious in Ashdod; Drugs Suspected

Men found in critical condition with no signs of external injuries behind warehouse; police open investigation.Tova Dvorin, 12/19/2014, 9:33 AM

Israeli National League Cricket Umpire Dies During Game

Hillel Oscar, 55, declared dead after being knocked unconscious from foul ball; police launch investigation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/29/2014, 6:35 PM

Israeli Municipalities Implement Raft of New Security Measures

Following spate of deadly attacks, councils across the country up patrols, ban workers without Israeli ID cards; emphasis on building sites.Cynthia Blank, 11/20/2014, 3:00 PM

Watch: One Dead in Ashdod Car Bombing

Police suspect crime-world hit, as man killed and another seriously wounded in explosion that rocked the coastal town of Ashdod.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/4/2014, 10:48 PM

Principal Comes Back to School From Gaza Operation

High school principal and IDF commander in Operation Protective Edge tells Arutz Sheva about new school year amid losses.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 9/2/2014, 9:38 AM

Gaza Rocket Strikes Kindergarten - Again

Third strike on a preschool in seven days leaves kindergarten damaged, but no injuries as school year yet to begin.Tova Dvorin, 8/26/2014, 3:08 PM

7 Rockets Fired Towards Be'er Sheva

Barrage of seven rockets from Gaza hits Be'er Sheva. Ashdod and Eshkol targeted as well.Elad Benari, 7/21/2014, 11:23 PM

One Woman Injured in Latest Gaza Rocket Salvo

Hamas terrorists fire a large salvo of rockets, target both southern and central Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/18/2014, 8:24 PM

Italian Foreign Minister Visits Rocket-Stricken Southern City

Israeli FM Avigdor Liberman takes Italian counterpart on a tour of Ashdod, says Israel must respond to rockets 'like any normal country'.Yoni Kempinski and Ari Soffer, 7/15/2014, 4:28 PM

Dan Shapiro Visits Ashdod, Meets Resident Injured by Rocket

US Ambassador to Israel visits Ashdod in solidarity visit, supports Israel's right to self-defense.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 7/15/2014, 4:14 AM

Condition of Ashdod Rocket Victim Improves

Man who was seriously injured when a Gaza rocket hit a gas station in Ashdod undergoes surgery, listed in stable condition.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/11/2014, 10:33 PM

Watch: Direct Hit on Gas Station in Ashdod

Footage of rocket attack shows sudden blaze in 'miraculous' fire that failed to spread.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/11/2014, 4:26 PM

Ashdod Rocket Hit, Fire 'A Huge Miracle'

Tragedy averted Friday morning after rocket hits gas station; officials praise 'miracle' after benzine truck does not explode on impact.Hezki Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 7/11/2014, 4:03 PM

Rocket Hits Ashdod Gas Station, One Serious Injury

Gas tanker truck miraculously does not explode in latest salvo by Gaza terrorists, which caused several injuries.Ari Yashar, 7/11/2014, 11:38 AM

Watch: Iron Dome Intercepts Missile Over Ashdod

Video shows the Iron Dome anti-missile system shooting down a missile that was headed towards a populated area.Elad Benari, 7/11/2014, 3:15 AM

Watch: Gaza Rockets Interrupt Wedding in Ashdod

Gaza terrorists attack Ashdod in the middle of a wedding ceremony, sending the guests running for shelter.Elad Benari, 7/9/2014, 5:44 AM

Ashdod Residents Demand Co-ed Mimouna Event

Secular residents of Ashdod were up in arms Monday night because of a “men's only” Mimouna celebration taking place in the city.Yosef Berger, 4/21/2014, 10:20 PM

Ashdod: Pungent Smell Came from Factory

Residents reported gas smell during the morning hours. An offshore source was suspected.Arutz Sheva staff, 2/20/2014, 8:35 PM

'Youth Violence Threatens the Fabric of Israeli Society'

State Comptroller reveals inadequacy in helping at-risk youth. Task forces struggle to deal with scope, severity of problem.Tova Dvorin, 1/22/2014, 7:31 PM