A coastal city in southern Israel, and the frequent target of Gaza rocket attacks.

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.

Volunteer rescues sea turtle eggs from hungry fox in Ashkelon

Sea turtles are laying their eggs and burying them deep in the sand on beaches across the country.

An empty classroom
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."

Police chat near a patrol car
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.

A VIEW of the Afridar neighborhood in Ashkelon, which was modeled on a South African town.
Ashkelon honors its founders in ceremony

City pays tribute to South African Jewish community that helped build, design and run it 70 years ago.

Palestinians check the site of an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip December 26, 2019
IAF strikes Hamas in the Gaza Strip, after rocket forces PM offstage

When the rocket sirens were sounded, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was speaking in Askelon and was rushed off stage. A similar incident occurred in Ashdod in September.

Dolphins play with naval vessel off Israeli coast

"Israel's beaches have been designated as an important habitat for this endangered spiecies," Guy Levian, an inspector from the Authority, said.

Welcome to Ashkelon!
Israel's Ashkelon honors its founders

City pays tribute to South African Jewish community that helped build, design and run it 70 years ago

The Byzantine kilns producing wine jars
2,000-year-old Roman ‘ketchup factory’ uncovered in Askhelon

“This is a rare find in our region and very few installations of this kind have been found in the Eastern Mediterranean. Ancient sources even refer to the production of Jewish garum."

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