Tag Archive for Ashkelon

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 »

Philistine Cemetery in Ashkelon Shines Light on Israel’s Arch-Enemy

New DNA tests on 3,000 year old skeletons of the Israelites’ arch nemesis, the Philistines, conclusively verify their origins as coastal Europeans, and not Semitic.

By David Lazarus


New DNA testing has shown that the Philistines, that arch-enemy and nemesis of Israel, came to the Land from Europe more than 3,000 years ago.

The giant Goliath was a Philistine. So was Delilah, who entrapped legendary warrior Samson. They proved to be among Israel’s most dangerous adversaries, yet for all their appearances in the biblical texts, the origins of this “seafaring” people, and why they came to this land, remained a mystery, until now. Continue Reading »

Israeli city paints 3-D pedestrian crossing to curtail accidents

With road accidents still a major concern for the Jewish State, one southern city introduces a creative solution.

By i24NEWS


The southern Israeli city of Ashkelon unveiled the country’s first three-dimensional pedestrian crossing on Sunday.

Painted on the ground to give the illusion to incoming drivers they are coming into an obstacle, the innovative design was engineered to reduce the risk of collision.

Originally inspired by a 2016 Indian street-art project, the installation has been set up in several locations in the world, although it still hasn’t seen mass adoption.

“We are constantly thinking about how to improve road safety,” Ashkelon mayor Tomer Glam said, according to Israeli daily Maariv. Continue Reading »

Gaza rocket lands in open area near Ashkelon, IDF response imminent


Tonights attack, still without reports of injuries or damage, follows a similar unprovoked rocket-attack earlier this week, causing Israeli jets to strike 5 Hamas targets in retaliation.



A rocket exploded in an open area near the southern Ashkelon coastline Wednesday evening. There were no initial reports or injuries or damage.

Security forces were sweeping the area. Red alert sirens were not sounded as the rocket fell in an open area.

There has been no official claim of responsibility for the projectile’s launch, but Israel holds Hamas responsible for all fire coming from the Gaza Strip.

The incident comes just days after IDF jets struck five Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip earlier this week in retaliation for a rocket that landed in southern Israel overnight Sunday, the army confirmed on Monday. Continue Reading »

Israel Responds: IAF Jets Strike Gaza After Iron Dome Shot Down Palestinian Rocket



The Israeli Air Force reportedly struck a Hamas military training facility in the North of Gaza early Saturday morning in response to multiple rocket attacks from the coastal enclave the previous day.

Just before midnight Friday evening, an Iron Dome anti-rocket battery shot down a Gazan rocket over the southern city of Ashkelon.

Two rockets were fired by Palestinians in Gaza – Photo : Sderot Media Center

There were no injuries or damages, the IDF said. Continue Reading »

Code Red Siren Activated in Ashkelon But Terrorist’s Rocket Falls Short, Explodes in Gaza

‘Code Red’ alert siren sounds in southern Israel but rocket launch ‘failure’, as it falls & explodes in Gaza.

By Ynet


A Red Alert siren signaling an incoming rocket sounded in the Ashkelon area on Thursday at around 10 PM.

  Rocket launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel (Archive Photo: Reuters)Rocket launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel – Archive Photo: Reuters


Locals reported hearing a loud noise north of Ashkelon. No damage or injuries were reported.

The IDF later announced that the siren was prompted by a failed rocket launch from Gaza.

Yuval Sadon, Chairwoman of the Ashkelon Students Union, related her fear of a new round of violence in the wake of the recent attacks: “I want to start the summer with a smile, to start the vacation free of worry.” Continue Reading »

Emergency Sirens Triggered in Ashkelon Area by Incoming Gaza Rocket


A rocket fired at Israel from Gaza on Saturday night triggered air raid sirens in the Ashkelon and Hof Ashkelon regions. The projectile apparently exploded in an open area, and security forces said they had begun to search for the rocket .

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Rocket fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel. – File Photo: REUTERS

The incident comes two days after the Israel Air Force struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for two Gazan rockets fired into southern Israel. Continue Reading »

Norwegian Foreign Minister & Lieberman run for shelter in Ashkelon as Gaza rocket explodes


Touring Ashkelon with Norwegian counterpart, FM Lieberman says Israel doesn’t need to control Gaza or build Jewish settlements, just eliminate Hamas.

By Itay Blumental, Attila Somfalvi


Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende were forced to run for cover Wednesday, when a rocket fired by Gaza militants struck a building in Ashkelon during their visit to the city.

Borge (left) and Lieberman tour Ashkelon (Photo: Yaron Sharon)

Borge (left) and Lieberman tour Ashkelon – Photo: Yaron Sharon

Lieberman had taken his Scandinavian counterpart to the city, which has been battered by rockets from Gaza, and the two top diplomats ran when the siren sounded. No one was hurt in the attack. Continue Reading »

Gaza rocket falls short and lands in Palestinian territory


Early morning Siren sounds in Ashkelon area as world leaders and famous guests are sleeping in Jerusalem after Peres’ birthday party.


Luckily, and rightfully so, terrorist’s rocket misses it’s mark, landing in Gaza.

By Neri Brenner



A rocket fired by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza early Wednesday morning landed in Palestinian territory. A siren was heard in Ashkelon and the surrounding area at around 5:40 am.

Rocket in south (archives) Photo: Gadi Kabalo

On Monday the Color Red alert sounded across the Ashkelon Beach Regional Council after a rocket launching from Gaza was identified. However, no rocket landing sites were located. Continue Reading »

12th Grade Student Suspended for Forging Test Grades

12th grade student from Ashkelon hacked into his high school’s grading site & adjusted his grades by 10-15 points.


A high school student in Ashkelon was suspended from classes this week after he had hacked into the school’s grading site, which is usually reserved exclusively for the teaching staff, and increased his grades by 10 to 15 points.
Hacking [illustrative]

Hacking – Photo: REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The case came to light after one of the teachers realized that the scores displayed in the computer system did not match those she had in hard copy.

In order to blur the evidence, the student, who is in 12th grade, also modified some of his classmates’ scores.

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One of the 3 brother’s body found on Ashkelon beach


2 days after Nahed, Suliman, & Ateff Sariye were swept off to sea at Delilah Beach, Suliman’s body discovered by divers.

Neri Brenner


A body discovered by rescue divers off Ashkelon‘s coast has been identified as Suliman Sariye, 19, one of the three brothers who were swept off to sea by a powerful current and presumed drowned on Thursday.

Suliman Sariye – Reproduction Ze’ev Trachtman

Suliman Sariye – Reproduction: Ze’ev Trachtman

Police helicopters, divers and volunteers on jet skis and speedboats continued to search for his brothers, Nahed (26) and Ateff (16).

At approximately 5 pm Thursday, the three brothers were swept away while swimming during a family outing at Ashkelon’s Delilah Beach, while ignoring instructions that forbade swimming in the area. Continue Reading »

Three brothers missing off Ashkelon beach

Rescue divers continue searching for 3 brothers who were swept to sea off the Ashkelon beach, after 2 entered trying to save youngest.

‘I hope at least one survives,’ says father.

By Ilana Curiel


A diving team started searching on Friday morning for three brothers where last seen at a beach near Ashkelon Thursday night.

ההיערכות על החוף. כוחות רבים ממתינים  (באדיבות משטרת ישראל)

Rescue teams at the beach – Photo: Courtesy of police

According to testimonies, the youngest brother bathed in the sea with a cousin. They shouted for help and the two elder brothers came to their rescue, but were swept into the sea themselves.

“I hope at least one of them survives,” said the father of Shenhad, 26, Suleiman, 19 and Ataf, 16. Continue Reading »

Gaza Terrorists Fire Kassam Rockets into Ashkelon

For the 1st time since Operation Pillar of Defense, Gaza terrorists release rockets on southern Israel. No one hurt as one Kassam rocket hit the city of Ashkelon.

By Maayana Miskin


Gaza terrorists fired on southern Israel on Tuesday morning for the first time since the Pillar of Defense counter-terror operation in late 2012.

One rocket hit the city of Ashkelon, but did not cause injury. A second rocket apparently hit an open field near the city.

Residents said they had no warning of the impending strike.

Defense experts say Gaza terrorists are apparently trying to show support with Arab rioters in Judea and Samaria. Continue Reading »