Ashdod

‘It’s Something You Don’t Get Used To’

In Ashdod, the rockets keep coming and the frustration keeps building.

07/16/2014
Israel Correspondent
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Ashdod, Israeli — With 45 seconds to run for cover before the impact of a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, Yuri and Ana Friedman had spent the last week sleeping in their clothes for fear of an overnight attack as Israel and Hamas fought their third war in five years — putting this port city just 20 miles from Gaza in the line of fire again.

Ashdod resident Yuri Friedman sits in his shattered living room. Joshua Mitnick/JW

Israel Shoots Down UAV Sent From Gaza

07/14/2014
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Jerusalem — Israel shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle launched from Gaza after it crossed into Israel’s airspace.

Israel Launches Operation To Stop Gaza-Based Rocket Fire

07/08/2014
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JERUSALEM — The Israeli government launched an operation aimed at ending rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.

Israel Launches Strikes After Rocket Fire

Hamas claims 7 killed, 25 wounded in assaults on Israel-identified terrorist targets.

07/08/2014
Staff Writer
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Israel launched an air and sea assault on terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip shortly before dawn today in a bid to quell persistent rocket fire on southern Israel from Hamas and other terrorist groups. Eighty rockets were fired on Monday alone.

The Iron Dome air-defense system fires to intercept a rocket over the city of Ashdod on July 8. Getty Images

Israeli Military Calls Up Reservists On Second Day Of Gaza Rocket Barrage

03/14/2014
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JERUSALEM – The Israel Defense Forces called up a limited number of reservists following a second day of rocket attacks from Gaza on southern Israel.

Rockets From Gaza Continue To Hit Israel

03/13/2014
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JERUSALEM — Rockets fired from Gaza continued to fall on Israel, a day after a massive barrage from the coastal territory left thousands of Israelis in bomb shelters.

When Noam Married Hagit

05/07/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Everyone expects fireworks when they fall in love.  For Noam and Hagit, the skies lit up on their wedding day – two months ago. But these fireworks weren’t fun. These were rockets fired by Arab terrorists.

Hundreds of rockets from the Gaza Strip were aimed at cities in southern Israel, placing more than a million Israelis under the threat of death.  The IDF had important decisions to make. So did Noam and Hagit.     

Love and war: Noam Blau and Hagit Brodsky didn't let rocket attacks from Gaza stand in the way of their big day.
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