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  • Gaza rocket injures foreign worker in Israel

    November 6, 2011 | 7:18 pm

    Rockets fired from Gaza on southern Israel over the weekend injured a foreign worker.

    Two rockets fired at southern Israel on Saturday night landed near Ashkelon. A foreign worker from Thailand suffered shrapnel wounds in the attack.

    A rocket from Gaza had landed in the same area on Friday night. Following that strike, the Israeli Air Force a night later attacked an Islamic Jihad terrorist cell in southern Gaza preparing to launch a rocket into Israel, according to reports. The Israeli strike killed one of the cell members, Palestinian sources told reporters.

  • Rockets from Gaza shatter short-lived calm

    October 31, 2011 | 1:53 pm

    A rocket fired from Gaza landed in Ashkelon was the first since a barrage of rocket fire on southern Israel ended.

    Two mortars landed Monday afternoon in the western Negev shortly after the Kassam attack stopped at midnight.

    “There is no cease-fire, no negotiations and the IDF...

  • U.S. to help Israel buy more Iron Dome systems

    May 26, 2011 | 10:46 am

    The United States will help Israel buy four more Iron Dome short-range anti-missile systems, a Pentagon official said.

    Lt.-Gen. Patrick O’Reilly, the head of the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency, told the Senate Appropriations Defense subcommittee Wednesday that the agency has...

  • Iron Dome intercepts first missiles from Gaza

    April 7, 2011 | 3:21 pm

    Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system for the first time intercepted rockets fired from Gaza.

    Ashkelon’s Iron Dome intercepted two rockets fired Thursday on the southern Israeli city. The unit had been set up three days earlier.

    Last week’s first deployment of the $200 million...

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  • Task force to reassess Ashkelon ER move

    March 23, 2010 | 10:50 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered a task force to re-evaluate a Cabinet decision to relocate the planned construction of a reinforced emergency room in southern Israel.

    Israel’s Cabinet approved by one vote on Sunday a plan to relocate Barzilai Medical Center’s planned...

  • Eyeless in Gaza

    By Marty Kaplan

    January 5, 2009 | 4:24 pm

    First I saw a young protester telling a CNN reporter in Trafalgar Square, "Every single day, as soon as we turn on the TV, we see children there die in the hospitals, adults dying, children dying on the floor. Why, why, why? Why do children have to die? Why do innocent children have...
  • Hold your fire!  Cease fire! Fire!

    By Steve Greenberg

    December 30, 2008 | 3:24 am

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  • 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...

  • Ashkelon is the new front line in the war with Gaza

    By Dina Kraft

    March 8, 2008 | 5:00 pm


    Al-Jazeera TV reports on rockets hitting Ashkelon


    Eighteen-year-old Eden Sharbane awoke before dawn Saturday to the eerie sound of a "red alert" siren in her Ashkelon neighborhood. Glancing outside her window, she saw a red-and-orange blur: A rocket was about to hit her apartment...

  • Israel weighs novel ideas to counter Hamas rockets

    By Leslie Susser

    March 8, 2008 | 5:00 pm


    Video from Israel reports on February rocket attacks


    With Israel still facing Hamas rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip following the end of the army's limited ground operation there, the Israeli government is considering stronger follow-up measures.

    The Hamas rocket problem became...

  • Israel’s new reality

    By Shira Kaplan

    March 7, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    The death of Ronnie Yahia, 47, an instructor at the Sapir College for Liberal Arts in Ashkelon and a father of four, was a bitter reminder of the threat Israel is facing on its 60th anniversary.

    It is the same reminder the Israeli army faced in Southern Lebanon in July 2006 during...

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