Ashkelon

Rocket Crashes Through Roof Of Ashkelon Home, Injuring 28

08/26/2014
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Jerusalem — A rocket fired from Gaza struck a home in Ashkelon and injured 28 while damaging about 50 neighboring apartments.

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
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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.

Birthright During Operation Cast Lead

I went on Birthright during the winter of 2009-10: the time of Operation Cast Lead, and amid the elections for Prime Minister.

We saw the beauty of Israel, and enjoyed the fun most students did, but there was still something very different about that trip. My mother was anxious, and upset that I had still decided to go.

Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres visits the family of a soldier killed during Operation Cast Lead. Getty Images

Southern Israel Under Steady Rocket Barrage For Sixth Day

Iron Dome intercepts rockets as IDF targets 80 launching sites, tunnels and training bases in Gaza.

11/19/2012

Communities in southern Israel came under a steady barrage of rockets in the sixth day of Israel's Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza.

At least 50 rockets were fired from Gaza toward southern Israel on Monday, through early afternoon.

In Kiryat Malachi, Israelis take cover during a rocket attack. Getty Images

Hamas Claims Responsibility For Rocket Attacks

06/20/2012

Hamas has claimed responsibility for firing 10 long-range missiles into southern Israel.

Hamas said Tuesday evening that its armed wing, Izzaddin al-Kassam, fired 10 Grad missiles into Israel in the afternoon. At least 40 rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel on Tuesday.

Hamas also took responsibility for firing several rockets late Monday night that landed in Ashkelon but did not cause any damage or injuries. The Palestinian Ma'an news agency reported that the rockets were targeting a nearby military base. Hamas controls the Gaza Strip.

Gaza Rocket Attacks Pound Israel

12/20/2010

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Southern Israel was pounded by rockets fired from Gaza.

Seven mortar shells fired from exploded Monday morning in open areas of the western Negev, between Beersheba and Ashkelon.

On Sunday evening, four rockets struck south of Ashkelon.

Storm Uncovers Roman Statue in Ashkelon

12/15/2010

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- A nearly 1,800-year-old Roman statue of a woman was discovered near Ashkelon after it was uncovered by a severe storm.

The weekend storm caused a cliff near a seaside archeological dig to crumble, exposing the nearly 4-foot-high statue, as well as the remains of a large building believed to be part of a Roman bathhouse.

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