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  • Rocket crashes through roof of Ashkelon home, injuring 28

    3 weeks ago

    A rocket fired from Gaza struck a home in Ashkelon and injured 28 while damaging about 50 neighboring apartments.

    The family living in the home was running to a safe room when the rocket struck early Tuesday morning; they were not injured. The rocket left a large hole in the roof...

  • Gaza rocket strikes Israeli synagogue, wounding several people

    August 22, 2014 | 9:59 am

    A rocket fired from Gaza hit a synagogue in the Israeli city of Ashdod on Friday, wounding three people, police said.

    "There is damage at the scene and a number of people were injured by shrapnel," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. The attack came shortly before evening...

  • The Israel-Gaza conflict through the eyes of a teen

    August 4, 2014 | 11:52 am

    My name is Shiran, I'm 17 and I live in Israel, in a city named Ashdod. Although summer vacation has started a month ago, I'm closed in my home, instead of going to the beach or meet with friends. Not because I did something wrong, but because I'm an Israeli Jew.

    In the 21st...

  • Ashdod bomb shelters ordered not to engage in gender segregation

    July 17, 2014 | 3:10 pm

    Several bomb shelters in Ashdod were ordered to remove signs indicating they are for men only.

    In response to a complaint lodged by Knesset member Stav Shaffir, the Rabbinical Courts Administration ordered the removal of the signs, the Times of Israel reported.

    “The thought...

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  • Reflections on being in Israel

    July 15, 2014 | 10:00 am

    It's different this time.  Even though it seems that Israel has faced this kind of situation before with Gaza. It is different this time.  The people of S'derot, Ashdod, and even Beer Sheva have bravely faced the barrage of rockets.  Living and courageously carrying on their lives...

  • Israel shoots down UAV sent from Gaza

    July 14, 2014 | 8:47 am

    Israel shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle launched from Gaza after it crossed into Israel’s airspace.

    The drone was shot down Monday morning by a Patriot missile near the port of Ashdod.

    The drone set off sirens in Ashdod before it was shot down. It is not known if the UAV...

  • Man seriously injured in rocket explosion near Ashdod

    July 11, 2014 | 8:33 am

    A rocket hit an oil truck near the coastal city of Ashdod and its explosion seriously wounded a man.

    At least eight Palestinians, including a 10-year-old girl were killed overnight Friday in air strikes, international media reported, quoting Palestinian emergency care officials.

    ...
  • Hamas rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Gaza

    July 8, 2014 | 10:27 am

    At least 20 people were killed across Gaza on Tuesday, Palestinian officials said, by a bombardment Israel said may be just the start of a lengthy offensive against Islamist militants whose rockets reached hit unprecedented depths of its interior.

    Israelis ran for cover as...

  • Israeli military calls up reservists on second day of Gaza rocket barrage

    March 13, 2014 | 3:03 pm

    The Israel Defense Forces called up a limited number of reservists following a second day of rocket attacks from Gaza on southern Israel.

    The reservists — for air defense, according to the Israel Defense Forces — were summoned on Thursday, when 17 rockets were fired at Israel....

  • Israel denies ceasefire agreement, strikes back at Gaza

    March 13, 2014 | 9:06 am

    More rockets from Gaza struck southern Israel a day after a barrage from the coastal territory that left thousands of Israelis in bomb shelters.

    Four rockets were fired Thursday morning at Ashkelon and Ashdod, with two landing in open fields between the cities and one intercepted...

  • Seaport battle looms as Israel plans new competition

    May 16, 2013 | 11:34 am

    Israel is betting its economic future on high-tech exports but faces a low-tech bottleneck in state-owned seaports subject to work stoppages and slowdowns because of the enormous strength of their unions.

    All that may be about to change.

    The government, for years unwilling to...

  • Man behind Iron Dome addresses Milken students

    March 13, 2013 | 8:16 am

    Milken Community High School's middle and upper school students and teachers got a unique glimpse into the inner workings of some of the Israeli military’s most cutting-edge technology on March 7.

    The best part? It was delivered by someone who had an integral role in bringing it...

  • As it pummels Gaza, Israel faces a Hamas with stronger missiles and closer allies

    November 19, 2012 | 10:50 am

    In some ways, Israel’s latest confrontation with Hamas looks like past conflicts in the Gaza Strip. Operation Pillar of Defense has left some key Hamas leaders dead, depleted weapons supplies and hit more than 1,000 targets in Gaza.

    “We are exacting a heavy price from Hamas and...

  • Israel hits Hamas government buildings, reservists mobilized

    November 17, 2012 | 9:08 am

    Israeli aircraft bombed Hamas government buildings in Gaza on Saturday, including the prime minister's office, after Israel's cabinet authorized the mobilization of up to 75,000 reservists in preparation for a possible ground invasion.

    Palestinian militants in Gaza kept up...

  • Jerusalem and Tel Aviv under rocket fire, Netanyahu warns Gaza

    November 16, 2012 | 9:02 am

    Palestinian militants nearly hit Jerusalem with a rocket for the first time in decades on Friday and fired at Tel Aviv for a second day, in a stinging challenge to Israel's Gaza offensive after an Egyptian bid to broker a truce.

    The attacks came just hours after Egypt's prime...

  • Gaza militants use Egyptian-brokered ceasefire to launch 21 rockets into Israel

    November 16, 2012 | 7:50 am

    Palestinian militants reportedly fired 21 rockets from Gaza into Israel during a unilateral ceasefire called by Israel to facilitate a visit to Gaza by Egypt’s prime minister.

    Israel briefly suspended its attacks on Gaza on Friday -- the third day of Israel’s operation Pillar of...

  • Barak: Current episode with Gaza ‘not over’

    November 13, 2012 | 7:25 am

    Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak said the current episode of rocket fire from Gaza is not over, during a visit to the border with Gaza.

    Barak on Tuesday held a security analysis with the Israel Defense Forces chiefs in the area, including Gaza Division Commander Brig. Gen....

  • Israel seizes pro-Palestinian activist ship off Gaza

    October 20, 2012 | 8:08 am

    The Israeli navy seized an international pro-Palestinian activist ship on the Mediterranean high seas on Saturday to prevent it breaching Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip, a military spokeswoman said.

    She said no one was hurt when marines boarded the SV Estelle, a three-mast...

  • With rocket fire continuing, southern Israeli schools are closed

    March 15, 2012 | 8:40 am

    Schools were closed in southern Israel again as rockets fired from the Gaza Strip continued to strike despite a cease-fire.

    The cities of Beersheba, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Kiryat Malachi and Gan Yavne canceled classes for Thursday after several rockets targeted Beersheba the day before....

  • Rockets land in Israel despite reported cease-fire

    March 13, 2012 | 8:51 am

    At least seven rockets and mortar shells fired from Gaza exploded in Israel after reports of an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire.

    Egypt announced that a cease-fire between terrorist groups in Egypt and Israel came into effect at 1 a.m. Tuesday.

    “We are still following the situation...

  • Egypt negotiating between Israel and Gaza factions for ceasefire, diplomats say

    March 12, 2012 | 1:42 pm

    Egyptian intelligence officials have been leading efforts to mediate between Israel and Hamas in the last few days, in order to calm the escalation on the Israel-Gaza border.

    Egyptian diplomats said that there is an effort to bring about a ceasefire by Tuesday morning.

    “We hope that we will succeed to reach quiet tonight,” said one Egyptian diplomat.

    Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya’alon said that Hamas approached Egyptian intelligence and asked to pass a message to Israel regarding the renewal of calm.

    Read more at Haaretz.com.

  • Netanyahu pledges decisive response as rockets slam southern Israel

    March 12, 2012 | 8:35 am

    As southern Israel was barraged by rockets for a fourth straight day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel was hitting back “strongly and decisively,” and its Iron Dome anti-missile defense system was intercepting many of the rockets coming from the Gaza Strip.

    “The IDF is...

  • Kassams strike southern Israel

    February 1, 2012 | 2:55 pm

    At least four Kassam rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel.

    Three rockets hit Wednesday night, according to the Israel Defense Forces, though some Israeli news reports put the number at five. An additional rocket hit about three hours earlier. No damage or injuries were reported.

    In the last month, 29 rockets fired from Gaza have struck Israel, according to the IDF.

  • Grad rocket explodes near Ashdod as Gaza tensions spiral

    March 22, 2011 | 4:47 pm

    A Grad rocket fired from Gaza exploded south of Ashdod on Tuesday after a day of escalation along the border. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

    At least seven Palestinians, including four civilians, were killed earlier Tuesday during heavy exchanges of fire...

  • Eight members of the Levi family adjust to rockets in Ashkelon

    By Dina Kraft

    December 30, 2008 | 1:00 am

    ASHKELON, Israel (JTA) -- Another rocket warning siren wails and eight members of the Levi family, including a grandmother and a newborn baby, quickly cram into the small bedroom made of reinforced concrete that serves as the family's bomb shelter.

    "Come on, come on! Get in!" they...

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