A coastal city in southern Israel, and the frequent target of Gaza rocket attacks.
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Parents permitted to visit child after arrest for alleged child abuse

In an unusual turn of events, parents accused of committing child abuse were furloughed and given permission to visit their injured child.


MDA places four smart defibrillator stations in Ashkelon

The device can be operated without prior medical knowledge.

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Employees of EAPC may be indicted for involvement in 2014 oil spill

The incident took place on December 3, 2014, during the construction of the Ramon Airport north of Eilat, which required diverting a section of the Eilat-Ashkelon oil pipeline.

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Parents of 3-month-old infant arrested for child abuse in Ashkelon

Allegedly shook by his parents, the infant has been hospitalized with bruises and injuries all over his body.


Ashkelon sends 2,000 reusable face masks to Baltimore's Jewish community

The move is part of an ongoing partnership between the two cities, who have been twin cities since 2003.

Rutenberg power station in Ashkelon dealing with jellyfish

Thousands of jellyfish, one sea turtle found in Rotenberg Power Station

While the sea turtle managed to make light of the situation, it and the jellyfish pose a real danger to the power plant's operating systems.

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Ashkelon kindergarten assistant allegedly abused children

The woman allegedly slapped and hit boys under her care, police are investigating the matter after parents filled official complaints.


Foxes prowl ancient port city in Israel during coronavirus lockdown

The animals, usually a rare sight in urban areas, have a biblical resonance. In the Book of Lamentations, the Jewish temple site in Jerusalem is described as so desolate that "foxes prowl upon it."

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21-year-old from Ashkelon will be charged with raping his younger sister

The suspect was arrested when his sister arrived at the hospital complaining of abdominal pain. It was later discovered that she had been impregnated by her brother.

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