Ashkelon

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Ashkelon:

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, city (1994 pop. 80,100), SW Israel, on the Mediterranean Sea. It is a beach resort in an area of citrus groves and cotton plantations. Ashqelon's industries process agricultural products and manufacture cement, plastics, electronic equipment, and watches.
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, Israel.
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Prisoner Nasser Abu Hamed, prisoner in Ashkalon prison, said that these continued incursions may lead to confrontations with the prisons service, because it aims on breaking the will of prisoners and humiliate them.
PNN Friday 21st September, Abdul Nasser Farwana, a researcher in prisoners' affairs and a released prisoner, said that in Israeli prisons there are around 4500 prisoners in 17 prisons and detention centres such as: Nafha, Rimon , Shata, Jalbou', Eshel, Ashkalon, Hasharon, Hadarim, al-Ramlah, the Negev, Ofer and Majedu.
PNN On Monday 3rd September, Palestinian prisoner's society said that two Israeli special units stormed the room 14, 15 in section 3 in Ashkalon prison, claiming they wanted to search the section to check if the prisoners had mobile phones.
PNN On Sunday, 12th August, Izzat al-Rishq, an aide to Hamas Secretary-General Khaled Mashaal, condemned the incursion of Israeli suppression units for section 3 in Ashkalon prison.
The prisoner was taken to several centers; starting with al-Ram military camp and detained in the bathroom all day long, then to al-Maskobiya, Bi'r al-Sabe' and Ashkalon prisons where he was interrogated and tortured for long hours.
The IDF soldier was identified as Netanel Moshiashvili, 21, from Ashkalon and the Palestinian was identified as Ahmad Abu Nasser from Khan Younes.