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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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The missile is the first to land in Ashkelon since Israel and Hamas, which has de facto control of Gaza, announced separate ceasefires on January 17 and January 18 respectively.
Ashkelon's mayor Benny Vaknin told Israel Radio that the Grad rocket "struck the heart of a residential neighbourhood".
The commission's lawyer Karim Ajwa said following a field visit to Ashkelon lock-up that section 3 has been closed off by Israeli jailers, blocking the detainees access to open areas in the prison, Palinfo reported.
The demonstration called by far-right Jewish activists, including prominent lawyer Itamar Ben-Gvir, was joined later Sunday evening by some Ashkelon residents.
The rocket landed on the Ashkelon Coast in south Ashkelon Town, an Israeli army spokesman said, claiming that the attack caused casualties and material damage in the city.
Israel police also confirmed that a rocket had landed near Ashkelon. "It exploded in a field without causing any injuries or damage," police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld told AFP.
Then there's Hapoel Petah Tikva, Hapoel Kfar Saba, Hapoel Jerusalem, Hapoel Beit Shean, Hapoel Bear Sheva and Hapoel Ashkelon.
It claimed that several homemade shells were fired from Gaza into the "Hof Ashkelon Regional Council" of settlements, and that one of them was intercepted by the Iron Dome System, while the rest apparently landed in open areas.
The name "Ashkelon" appears on the coin in Greek script.
Walla Israeli website onSunday saidthat warning sirens went off in Askalan (Ashkelon) shores, while initial Israeli reports claimed that a rocket was launched from Gaza into Israel.