Monday, July 20, 2015

June and July Attacks from Gaza on Ashkelon 2015

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                 

June

June 4                                                          
Another rocket from Gaza
Rocket into Ashkelon
Late Evening, Ashkelon and Netivot, 2 rockets were fired from Gaza at Israel and exploded  one in Sdot Negev Regional Council and one near Ashkelon. The IDF retaliated with airstrikes against empty Hamas training camps in Gaza.
June 6                                                                  

Ashkelon, rocket was fired from Gaza at Israel and exploded near Ashkelon.  In response, the IDF attacked a training facility of Hamas.
June 11                                                                   
Ashkelon, rocket was fired from Gaza at Israel and landed short in Gaza. 
June 23                                                                  
Hof Ashkelon Regional Council, rocket was fired from Gaza at Israel and exploded in the council between two communities. ] In response, Israeli aircraft carried out an air strike on a rocket launcher in northern Gaza.
June 28                                                                  
  

Hof Ashkelon, rocket was fired from Gaza at Israel and landed short in Gaza.

July                                           

July 16
 Hof Ashkelon, a rocket was fired from Gaza at Israel and exploded in the council.. The IDF retaliated with airstrikes against Hamas "terror"  infrastructure.  That was Thursday.

 "'It was 2 am in Israel when sirens sounded in the Lachish region, a frightening wake up call, alerting people to rush to shelters. The Gaza rocket fire at Israel does not only put the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians at risk but it is a deliberate decision to target civilians. No person should live under the threat of terrorism, always fearing what will come next, and whether they will find shelter in time to save their lives.' from Avigail Avram-Hopke".  
                                                                     
It seems that Ashkelon is their prime target these past 2 months.  
                                                                                  
Ashkelon is the Portland, Oregon's sister city and houses the Barzilai Medical Center that serves the whole area including Palestinians. it's Israel's front line hospital on the Gaza border. 
Desert 
                                                            
Beach at Ashkelon
  It's a beautiful beach city of 120,000 residents in an area of farms and citrus groves.  This city is between the desert and the sea, close to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Beersheva.  Besides it's beauty and all it has to offer, it is the oldest city recorded in the Bible with a history that goes back 4,000 years.                                         
Ashkelon's modern section was founded when Afridar, a town established by South African Jews in 1952, and Migdal, a former Arab town, merged.  A national park in Ashkelon includes Greek and Roman ruins and the remains of ancient synagogues.  A Roman tomb decorated with frescoes, the ruins of a Byzantine church, and a wall built by Crusaders are also in the city.  So far in the last few months, people and the city have remained safe.  .  
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