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Ashkelon:

Gaza rocket hits home, three people injured

Sirens sounded in Ashkelon overnight, after terrorists from Gaza fire rockets at the city. Three lightly injured and taken to Barzilai Hospital.

Gaza rocket hits home, three people injured

10 infiltrators arrested after police raid Ashkelon apartment

Police raid Ashkelon apartment following tipoff regarding infiltrators, arrest 10 Palestinian Authority Arabs.

10 infiltrators arrested after police raid Ashkelon apartment

Man seriously injured after touching rocket part in Ashkelon

Fragment of intercepted rocket explodes upon being touched. Police warn public to avoid pieces of downed rockets.

Man seriously injured after touching rocket part in Ashkelon

Two injured after rocket hits residential building in Ashkelon

Two women injured by shrapnel, several suffer shock, after rocket strikes Ashkelon residential building, causing significant damage.

Two injured after rocket hits residential building in Ashkelon

Ashkelon: Two injured after rocket lands in residential area

Rocket barrage on southern Israel leaves two lightly injured, two suffering shock, after missile lands outside Ashkelon home.

Ashkelon: Two injured after rocket lands in residential area

Vizhnitzer hassidim dance in Ashkelon

Dozens of Vizhnitzer followers came to Ashkelon to dance with residents suffering from rocket barrages.

Vizhnitzer hassidim dance in Ashkelon

Rocket fired from Gaza hits Ashkelon factory

Rocket hits Ashkelon factory, residential building in Netivot; no injuries reported.

Rocket fired from Gaza hits Ashkelon factory

Three terrorists eliminated in Ashkelon

IDF soldiers eliminate three terrorists in the Ashkelon Industrial Area, continuing to conduct searches in the area.

Three terrorists eliminated in Ashkelon

Hamas launches rocket barrage on Ashkelon after warning

Rocket alert sirens activate in northern Samaria for first time as terror group launches massive barrage.

Hamas launches rocket barrage on Ashkelon after warning

Hamas warns Ashkelon residents to leave by 5 pm

Warning follows previous threat to execute hostages if Israel does not stop its retaliation for the Simchat Torah massacre.

Hamas warns Ashkelon residents to leave by 5 pm

Direct hit in Ashkelon, boy injured by shrapnel

Firefighters are still working to clear a building that was struck by a rocket about an hour ago.

Direct hit in Ashkelon, boy injured by shrapnel

Missing man rescued in Ashkelon

A seventy-five-year-old man was located alive after two days wandering around Ashkelon, just before plunging into the nearby woods.

Missing man rescued in Ashkelon

Against school code:

Girl suspended from haredi school after celebrating Bat Mitzvah

The school claims the party went late, the songs at the event were not from the approved list, and several male relatives were present.

Girl suspended from haredi school after celebrating Bat Mitzvah

Ashkelon:

Employee killed in bakery explosion

Oven explodes at bakery, killing worker.

Employee killed in bakery explosion

Israel Dog Unit trains 'Animal Ambassadors' in Ashkelon

A special working dog exhibition was held as part of a course to raise awareness about the challenges facing urban animals today.

Israel Dog Unit trains 'Animal Ambassadors' in Ashkelon

Homes in Ashkelon, Sderot, struck in rocket barrage

Well over 300 rockets fired at Israel today as Islamic Jihad continues attacks despite ceasefire reports.

Homes in Ashkelon, Sderot, struck in rocket barrage

Ashkelon:

Body of man killed in crane collapsed located after 41 days

Body of Nir Dekel found under wreckage at the bottom of the sea after crane collapsed during a storm.

Body of man killed in crane collapsed located after 41 days

Oldest ever copper fishing hook discovered in Ashkelon

Shark hunting? Huge copper fishhook unearthed in coastal city of Ashkelon.

Oldest ever copper fishing hook discovered in Ashkelon

Ashkelon:

Two people missing after crane collapses due to storm

Crane at power plant in Ashkelon collapses due to stormy weather. One person rescued in light condition, searches underway for two others.

Two people missing after crane collapses due to storm

Factory worker killed in stone crusher accident in Ashkelon

Worker in his 50s dies after he was trapped in a machine that crushes rocks.

Factory worker killed in stone crusher accident in Ashkelon

Hours after Shechem operation:

Rocket barrage targets southern Israel, IDF attacks in Gaza

Sirens heard in Ashkelon, Sderot and other communities. Six rockets fired, five of them intercepted and one lands in open area.

Rocket barrage targets southern Israel, IDF attacks in Gaza

Following Jenin operation:

Rocket barrage fired at southern Israel, IDF attacks Hamas sites

Two rockets fired by Gaza terrorists intercepted by Iron Dome. IDF retaliates by striking Hamas sites.

Rocket barrage fired at southern Israel, IDF attacks Hamas sites

Ashkelon:

Husband and Wife EMTs Perform CPR On Electrocuted Worker

David and Atara Hajaj, both United Hatzalah EMTs, respond to accident at construction site, revive worker.

Husband and Wife EMTs Perform CPR On Electrocuted Worker

Elderly couple seriously injured in apartment fire

Man and women in their 60s are evacuated from burning apartment - unconscious.

Elderly couple seriously injured in apartment fire

MDA dispatch helped deliver baby over phone as missiles rained

Ashkelon woman talked through birth of her son as Islamic Jihad missile barrage was fired at the city during Operation Breaking Dawn,

MDA dispatch helped deliver baby over phone as missiles rained

City battered by rockets receives new emergency control unit

Responding to latest rocket fire from Gaza, IFCJ donates new Ashkelon emergency control unit.

City battered by rockets receives new emergency control unit

Watch: Rocket falls in Ashkelon

Security camera footage shows Gaza rocket falling in the southern city of Ashkelon.

Watch: Rocket falls in Ashkelon

IDF spokesman:

Rocket fire provided pretext for strike on Hamas facility

"Hamas responsible for everything that happens in Gaza, even though they didn't fire the rockets on Shabbat."

Rocket fire provided pretext for strike on Hamas facility

Rocket fire resumes

Two rockets fired from Gaza towards southern Israel

IDF confirms two rockets were fired towards Israeli territory. One rocket intercepted, the other lands in open area.

Two rockets fired from Gaza towards southern Israel

Search for missing man on coast results in dramatic ATV rescue

A report of a missing man leads to an hours-long search among sand dunes on the beach - and a dramatic ATV rescue.

Search for missing man on coast results in dramatic ATV rescue

Pipe bomb found in southern Israel

Police investigating whether shooting, pipe bomb, incidents are connected.

Pipe bomb found in southern Israel

Suspected terror attack:

Police officer stabbed in Ashkelon

Police officer stabbed during operational activity in Ashkelon. Stabber neutralized.

Police officer stabbed in Ashkelon

Police say Ashkelon suspect is escaped mental patient

Mentally ill man dressed as IDF soldier tries to steal female soldier's gun.

Police say Ashkelon suspect is escaped mental patient

One dead, two injured in vehicle explosion in Ashkelon

Magen David Adom paramedics pronounce one person dead, evacuate two seriously injured to Barzilai Hospital.

One dead, two injured in vehicle explosion in Ashkelon

Woman wounded by rocket in May succumbs to injuries

Naomi Perlman, who was seriously wounded when a Hamas rocket struck her house, succumbs after months of being in and out of the hospital.

Woman wounded by rocket in May succumbs to injuries

3 injured in violent incident in Ashkelon

Three family members confronted suspects who arrived at their home, attacked them and fled. Police investigating.

3 injured in violent incident in Ashkelon

Why many Americans are moving to city just 9 miles from Gaza

Despite its proximity to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, this Israeli coastal city is increasingly become a destination of choice for Americans.

Why many Americans are moving to city just 9 miles from Gaza

'We must learn the lesson of the destruction of the Temple'

President Isaac Herzog participates in a reading of the Book of Lamentations on eve of Tisha B’Av.

'We must learn the lesson of the destruction of the Temple'

Nikki Haley: Israelis have the right to be safe

'If DC was hit by 4,500 rockets, we wouldn't like it if our allies told us we need restraint.' Nikki Haley visits southern Israel.

Nikki Haley: Israelis have the right to be safe

Watch: Hamas rockets intercepted over Ashkelon

Rockets fired from Gaza exploding over Ashkelon as Iron Dome defense system called to action.

Watch: Hamas rockets intercepted over Ashkelon

Iron Dome intercepts two rockets fired from Gaza

Red Color sirens heard in Ashkelon and in communities located near Gaza border. Iron Dome intercepts two rockets over the area.

Iron Dome intercepts two rockets fired from Gaza

WATCH: IDF strikes Gaza after rocket falls on Ashkelon

IDF forces struck Hamas targets overnight following a rocket launch that hit a structure in port city of Ashkelon.

WATCH: IDF strikes Gaza after rocket falls on Ashkelon

Gaza rocket hits factory in Ashkelon

Rocket fired from Gaza explodes in warehouse of a factory in industrial area of Ashkelon without causing any physical injuries.

Gaza rocket hits factory in Ashkelon

Rockets fired toward south intercepted by Iron Dome

Two rockets fired toward Ashdod. Residents in Gush Dan area report hearing an explosion. IDF attacks Hamas targets in Gaza.

Rockets fired toward south intercepted by Iron Dome

Speaking with the wife of the driver who ran over her son

Standing by body of his 9-year-old son David, killed in fatal truck accident bereaved father Rabbi Yuval offers inspiring words of faith.

Speaking with the wife of the driver who ran over her son

Boy run over in Ashkelon named as David Ohayon

MDA teams called to scene of serious accident found boy suffering severe head injury, forced to determine his death on the spot.

Boy run over in Ashkelon named as David Ohayon

9-year-old killed after being run over in Ashkelon

Boy dies after being run over by truck while riding his bicycle in Ashkelon.

9-year-old killed after being run over in Ashkelon

Rocket launched at Israel from Gaza

Residents of Ashkelon hear explosion after Red Alert siren sounds. IDF confirms rocket launch from Gaza.

Rocket launched at Israel from Gaza

Ashkelon donates 2,000 masks to Baltimore Jewish community

Southern Israeli city of Ashkelon makes donation to its city sister in the US to help deal with coronavirus.

Ashkelon donates 2,000 masks to Baltimore Jewish community

Israeli man who rescued Bedouin family posthumously honored

Jewish man who died while rescuing Bedouin woman and her three children to be posthumously honored with Civil Medal of Distinguished Service

Israeli man who rescued Bedouin family posthumously honored

Coronavirus in an Ashkelon preschool?

Ashkelon municipality replaces all staff members until coronavirus test results are received.

Coronavirus in an Ashkelon preschool?

Ashkelon: 10-year-old girl seriously injured by exploding glass

Doctors working to stabilize condition of 10-year-old girl in serious condition after glass explodes in her home in Ashkelon.

Ashkelon: 10-year-old girl seriously injured by exploding glass

'We heard a boom, Mom laid down on top of me'

Mother, son, describe reactions to unexpected rocket attacks on Ashkelon. 'We're second-class citizens.'

'We heard a boom, Mom laid down on top of me'

Ashkelon chimneys lit for the return of the Gaza captives

Video screened on the Ashkelon chimneys showing the photos of Oron Shaul, Hadar Goldin and Avera Mengistu.

Ashkelon chimneys lit for the return of the Gaza captives

How can attacks against Jews in Israel be viewed as "normal'?

How can attacks against Jews in Israel be viewed as "normal'?

'The Roman menu made its way to the tables of ancient Israel'

Wine and fish sauce: The 2000-year-old culinary preferences of the Romans, revealed in Ashkelon.

'The Roman menu made its way to the tables of ancient Israel'

Watch: Ashkelon hit by heavy flooding

Heavy rains lead to flash floods in coastal city of Ashkelon, hitting homes and forcing road closures.

Watch: Ashkelon hit by heavy flooding

Netanyahu: We have a historic opportunity

PM discusses call with Donald Trump on plans to apply sovereignty to Jordan Valley. 'Things we could have only dreamed of are happening.'

Netanyahu: We have a historic opportunity

Footage of warning sirens' impact on children goes viral

Ashkelon resident films her traumatized children trembling with fear after sirens sounded in the middle of the night.

Footage of warning sirens' impact on children goes viral

'The residents' resilience gives us maneuverability'

Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz visits Ashkelon’s situation room amid rocket fire on the city.

'The residents' resilience gives us maneuverability'