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 »
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 »
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.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
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 »
‘Code Red’ alert siren sounds in southern Israel but rocket launch ‘failure’, as it falls & explodes in Gaza.
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
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 »
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 .
Rocket fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel. – File Photo: REUTERS
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
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 »
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 – 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.
2 days after Nahed, Suliman, & Ateff Sariye were swept off to sea at Delilah Beach, Suliman’s body discovered by divers.
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
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 »
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