Tag Archive for Ashdod

Following massisve barrage of 130 Gaza rockets, 2 dead, 6 hurt in Israel

— Special Security Report —

In planned attempt to overwhelm the Iron Dome, Palestinian terrorists fire 137 rockets in ‘largest ever’ barrage at Ashdod & Ashkelon, leaving 6 Israelis wounded and 2 killed.

By Ynet Staff


Israel suffered its first casualties of the current round of fighting with Palestinian militants after two people were killed and two others wounded Tuesday by rocket fire on the city of Ashkelon.

Magen David Adom said one of the victim was an 80-year-old resident of the city. The identity of the other victim is still unknown. Two other people sustained wounds in the rocket attack, including one person who is in a critical condition. Continue Reading »

Ashdod to get Israel’s newest, most modern hospital


Directors of the new Ashdod hospital, in conjunction with Nefesh B’Nefesh, went to America to enlist the help of US medical professionals to work in Israel’s newest, state of the art hospital.

By Itamar Eichner


Candidates for Aliyah with medical backgrounds recently attended an event in New York hosted by the directors of a new state of the art hospital being built in Ashdod, in partnership with Nefesh B’Nefesh.

Israel currently has a shortage of doctors, and is looking abroad at potential new immigrants to help fill the gap.

“If you’re considering making aliyah, it’s important to keep the security situation in mind. Continue Reading »

Rare, Preserved 8th Century BCE Fortifications Found at Ashdod Harbor

An amazing find by the Institute of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University  uncovered a system of fortifications during this summer’s excavation.

By Kochava Rozenbaum


Rare and unique discoveries were found this summer at the Tel Aviv University Institute of Archaeology excavation site in Tel Ashdod-Yam – located in the harbor city of Ashdod.

The institute uncovered a system of fortifications which date back to the 8th century BCE, the remains of buildings, as well as coins and weights from the Hellenistic period.

The excavations were the first of the season and were led by Dr. Alexander Fantalkin. He discovered the remains of a kind of anchorage, a massive wall made up of mud bricks which form embankments. Continue Reading »

Eshkol house hit & direct hit on Ashdod building – no one hurt

Rocket fire from Gaza on Ashdod: Iron Dome intercepts 4 rockets fired but 3 projectiles explode in residential neighborhood.

Four people lightly hurt, a few other residents treated for panic attacks.

Omri Efraim


A barrage of four rockets was fired from Gaza toward Ashdod at around noon Saturday. One of the rockets struck a building in the city and two others landed in a residential area. A number of people suffered from anxiety. The fourth projectile did not cause any injury but damaged a vehicle. Channel 2 said four people sustained light wounds during the attack on Ashdod. They were evacuated to the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot. Continue Reading »

Terrorist Video Shows 6-hr Truce Ends with Rocket Fire on Ashdod

The latest terrorist truce brokered by Egypt lasted a grand total of 6 hours, until 6 a.m this morning when Gaza missiles were fired at Ashdod but missed populated areas.

By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu


The latest Gaza terrorist truce lasted a grand total of six hours, from midnight to 6 a.m., when a missile was fired at Ashdod but missed exploding in populated or industrial areas and caused no injuries or damage.

Popular Resistance Committee fighters in Gaza City, Sunday. – Photo: AFP

Hamas earlier this week released a video of a rocket launch, as seen below.

Ashdod is Israel’s major southern Mediterranean port and home to oil refineries and dozens of oil storage tanks. Continue Reading »