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Woman's life saved after snake bite

A woman was bitten by a snake, her family members caught the snake and brought it to the ER. Her condition has improved, and is considered stable.

Woman's life saved after snake bite

Scribe from Ashdod wrote the largest mezuzah in Israel

Scribe, Rabbi Meir Peretz from Ashdod, was asked to write a 56 cm mezuzah. "I was very excited and accepted this project," he said.

Scribe from Ashdod wrote the largest mezuzah in Israel

Boy dead after apartment fire breaks out in Ashdod

Ashdod apartment fire leaves woman moderately injured, boy dead.

Boy dead after apartment fire breaks out in Ashdod

Ashdod:

Police officer hit by vehicle during pursuit, fires toward driver

Suspicious driver instructed to stop for inspection rams into police officer, prompting officer to open fire.

Police officer hit by vehicle during pursuit, fires toward driver

IDF destroys post used to launch rockets at Ashdod

Rockets fired at Israel from humanitarian area in Deir al-Balah in central Gaza. IDF retaliation avoids harm to civilians.

IDF destroys post used to launch rockets at Ashdod

Ashdod:

Woman killed by shooter in IDF uniform

3 shot, 1 killed, in Ashdod apartment. Witnesses say shooter wore an IDF uniform.

Woman killed by shooter in IDF uniform

Ashdod rabbi orders religious certification of wigs

A hasidic rabbi in Ashdod has warned that Jews should only purchase wigs certified not to have been made using hair derived from a ritual head-shaving practiced in India.

Ashdod rabbi orders religious certification of wigs

Rabbi attacked, mutual complaints filed

Leader of Ashdod's Vizhnitz hasidic community is attacked by local resident, both sides file complaints.

Rabbi attacked, mutual complaints filed

Ashdod:

Students suspended after dressing up as terrorists

Students from school in Ashdod dress up as terrorists, were caught by the educational staff who decide to suspend them for ten days.

Students suspended after dressing up as terrorists

Watch:

Driver in Ashdod speeds down sidewalk

An Ashdod resident is in custody after he was filmed speeding down a sidewalk in a Haredi neighborhood in the city.

Driver in Ashdod speeds down sidewalk

4 hurt, 1 seriously, in rocket strike in Ashdod

7 vehicles set ablaze in latest rocket attack on Ashdod, injured taken to hospital from 2 sites of rocket strikes.

4 hurt, 1 seriously, in rocket strike in Ashdod

Prime Minister to IDF sailors:

'You are warriors - lions of the sea'

PM Netanyahu visited the Ashdod Naval Base and sailed off the coast of southern Israel.

'You are warriors - lions of the sea'

Girl who suffered cardiac arrest during Ashdod siren passes away

Assuta Hospital announces death of Tamar, the 9-year-old girl who lost consciousness during air raid siren in Ashdod.

Girl who suffered cardiac arrest during Ashdod siren passes away

Ashdod:

Girl loses consciousness following air raid siren

EMTs revive 10yo girl who lost consciousness during air raid siren. 'When they arrived at the hospital, her heart began to beat again.'

Girl loses consciousness following air raid siren

Under the shadow of war: Hasidic couple marries in backyard

In Ashdod, a hasidic couple weds in a small but moving ceremony, holds dancing in the basement of a nearby synagogue.

Under the shadow of war: Hasidic couple marries in backyard

Man burns down 4 sukkahs in Ashdod

Residents draw link between assault on Yom Kippur worshippers in Tel Aviv and arson against family sukkahs in Ashdod.

Man burns down 4 sukkahs in Ashdod

Rocket-making material on way to Gaza discovered in Ashdod

Two containers of plaster that were en route from Turkey to the Gaza Strip were found to contain 16 tons of ammonium chloride.

Rocket-making material on way to Gaza discovered in Ashdod

Youth steal Shabbat banquet in Ashdod

Several young men were caught on camera raiding the kitchen of a haredi synagogue.

Youth steal Shabbat banquet in Ashdod

Huwara shooting attack:

Shai and his son Aviad laid to rest

Aviad Nir, 28, and his father, Shai Silas Nigreker, 60, from Ashdod, were murdered in a shooting attack on Saturday in Huwara.

Shai and his son Aviad laid to rest

'Shabbat bus' to renew operations in Ashdod

Dep. Mayor Katznelson is working to restart 'Shabbat bus' which previously operated in the city of Ashdod.

'Shabbat bus' to renew operations in Ashdod

3-year-old revived after suffering cardiac arrest in Ashdod park

Regains consciousness in hospital, hours after being revived by defibrillator administered by United Hatzalah volunteers.

3-year-old revived after suffering cardiac arrest in Ashdod park

Rabbi of vandalized synagogue: 'It's a national disaster'

'The entire community is crying,' says Rabbi Yaakov Gagola of Ashdod.

Rabbi of vandalized synagogue: 'It's a national disaster'

Ashdod synagogue vandalized

Smashed furniture and desecrated Torah scrolls greeted worshipers who arrived at the synagogue.

Ashdod synagogue vandalized

Synagogues burglarized in Ashdod

A thief broke into two synagogues in the city and stole thousands of shekels.

Synagogues burglarized in Ashdod

Ashdod woman revived after being found unresponsive in her bed

Elderly woman's life saved after relatives find her unresponsive and call emergency services

Ashdod woman revived after being found unresponsive in her bed

Ashdod:

Secular resident threatens haredim with knife

After haredi residents detained a suspected bike thief, a secular resident exited a building holding a knife, cursing, and threatening them.

Secular resident threatens haredim with knife

Tragic:

7-year-old who fell from balcony succumbs to injuries

Assuta Hospital in Ashdod announces the boy's death, after doctors fought for his life in the last few days.

7-year-old who fell from balcony succumbs to injuries

7-year-old seriously injured in 4-story fall

Child rushed to hospital after falling from height in Ashdod. Fall believed to result from removal of balcony glass.

7-year-old seriously injured in 4-story fall

Mother of 11 crushed by her own car

Rabbanit Galit Dabush, a 44-year-old mother of 11 from Ashdod, killed after her car rolled out of its parking place, crushing her.

Mother of 11 crushed by her own car

Ashdod Woman Revived After Suffering Cardiac Arrest On Street

EMTs arrive within 30 seconds after elderly woman collapses, revive her with CPR.

Ashdod Woman Revived After Suffering Cardiac Arrest On Street

'Father's lectern': Hasid moves Grand Rabbi of Belz

Hasid from Ashdod gives hasidic leader a lectern that served his father 70 years ago.

'Father's lectern': Hasid moves Grand Rabbi of Belz

Where did the Four Species markets disappear to?

Popular Four Species market in Ashdod won't operate this year - here's why.

Where did the Four Species markets disappear to?

Ashdod: Rosh Yeshiva collapses on first night of Rosh Hashanah

Rabbi Michal David Rozovsky, the Rosh Yeshiva of the Vilkomer Yeshiva, in serious condition after collapsing during lecture to students.

Ashdod: Rosh Yeshiva collapses on first night of Rosh Hashanah

8-year-old critically injured in bus accident in Ashdod

2 children struck by bus in Ashdod.

8-year-old critically injured in bus accident in Ashdod

Watch: Child hit by car while running across street in Ashdod

Car hits young boy running across street in Ashdod after driver fails to stop at crosswalk. Boy survives with only minor injuries.

Watch: Child hit by car while running across street in Ashdod

Operation Breaking Dawn:

More than 100 rockets fired at Israel, IDF retaliates

Sirens heard in southern and central Israel. At least 100 rockets fired, of which 60 entered Israel and 33 were intercepted by Iron Dome.

More than 100 rockets fired at Israel, IDF retaliates

American teens help save life of Ashdod resident

'Having my first CPR be a successful one is something that I will never forget.'

American teens help save life of Ashdod resident

Ashdod: Kindergarten teacher collapses in front of children

After collapsing in her own kindergarten, Ashdod teacher is successfully resuscitated by first responders.

Ashdod: Kindergarten teacher collapses in  front of children

3 killed, 6 hurt in traffic accident near Ashdod

Multiple fatalities in serious traffic accident between truck and several vehicles. Road closed to traffic.

3 killed, 6 hurt in traffic accident near Ashdod

Man dies after setting himself on fire at Ashdod city hall

60-year-old man declared dead 2 days after setting himself on fire in front of Ashdod city hall.

Man dies after setting himself on fire at Ashdod city hall

2 seriously injured in Ashdod apartment fire

'Residents had to evacuate on their own.' 3 people injured, 2 seriously, after fire rips through Ashdod apartment building.

2 seriously injured in Ashdod apartment fire

Ashdod: Man sets himself on fire in city hall

50-year-old man in serious condition after setting himself on fire inside city hall.

Ashdod: Man sets himself on fire in city hall

Saving lives in Ukraine and then again in Ashdod

On Sunday, a woman fainted while waiting for a bus in Ashdod. She was only a few days in Israel after fleeing from Ukraine due to the war.

Saving lives in Ukraine and then again in Ashdod

Ashdod: Man rescued after passing out while driving

Another driver prevented disaster after noticing the man slumped over at the wheel as the car moved, and ran into the car to halt it.

Ashdod: Man rescued after passing out while driving

Woman detained after man found dead in apartment

Female partner suspected of murdering 50-year-old man.

Woman detained after man found dead in apartment

United Hatzalah distributes winter blankets to Ashdod homeless

United Hatzalah volunteers from Ashdod drive around the city in ambulance distributing warm blankets to the homeless.

United Hatzalah distributes winter blankets to Ashdod homeless

Armed robbery in Ashdod apartment was a fake

Initial reports said man stabbed and robbed a 39-year-old apartment owner, causing serious injury. Woman later admitted to faking it.

Armed robbery in Ashdod apartment was a fake

Ashdod hospital closes coronavirus ward

Over 400 coronavirus patients in serious condition, nearly 170 intubated, Health Ministry says.

Ashdod hospital closes coronavirus ward

Refuah Yeshuah to return funding for Ashdod hospital

Refuah Yeshuah to return 9.6m shekels it received to build a hospital in Ashdod. The building stands empty to this day.

Refuah Yeshuah to return funding for Ashdod hospital

Bloodstained knife found at scene of Ashdod stabbing incident

17-year-old victim moved out of ICU following emergency operation.

Bloodstained knife found at scene of Ashdod stabbing incident

Yeshiva student seriously wounded in Ashdod stabbing

Haredi teen wounded in stabbing during fight in public park in Ashdod. Two suspects arrested.

Yeshiva student seriously wounded in Ashdod stabbing

Ashdod bans bringing disposables to beach

Ashdod municipality passes bylaw aiming to end use and sale of disposables at city beaches.

Ashdod bans bringing disposables to beach

Watch: Police rescue kids pulled out to sea off Ashdod coast

Police maritime patrol spots children in kayak pulled out to sea.

Watch: Police rescue kids pulled out to sea off Ashdod coast

Gaza Rocket Attacks:

2 dead, 1 seriously injured in Ashkelon, 11 injured in Ashdod

Air raid sirens sound as rocket hits Ashdod building, injuring 11 people.

2 dead, 1 seriously injured in Ashkelon, 11 injured in Ashdod

'10 more minutes and the child would have died'

Haredi EMT saves Ashdod toddler who choked on a large piece of candy.

'10 more minutes and the child would have died'

'He essentially died and was brought back to life in 30 minutes'

Pre-Shabbat rescue in Ashdod: Man in his 50s saved after near-death experience.

'He essentially died and was brought back to life in 30 minutes'

Clashes in J'lem, Ashdod during lockdown enforcement

Clashes erupt as police attempt to enforce lockdown restrictions in Meah Shearim, J'lem and Grodno Yeshiva in Ashdod.

Clashes in J'lem, Ashdod during lockdown enforcement

Died of coronavirus - after 2nd dose of vaccine

Belz hasid dies of coronavirus despite keeping precautions, less than a week after receiving second coronavirus vaccine.

Died of coronavirus - after 2nd dose of vaccine

Two rockets fired from Gaza towards the sea

Two rockets fired from northern Gaza into the sea near Ashdod. IDF retaliates, attacks Hamas tunnel-digging infrastructure.

Two rockets fired from Gaza towards the sea

Two killed in factory explosion in Ashdod

Two killed and at least two injured following what appears to be a gas explosion.

Two killed in factory explosion in Ashdod