(redirected from Asqalan)
Also found in: Dictionary.


see AshqelonAshqelon
, 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.
..... Click the link for more information.
, Israel.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Last month, Palestinian prisoners held in Asqalan prison started an opened-ended hunger strike in protest of their detention conditions.
"What was published by the [NNA] as being a statement issued by the [U.N.] agency on the distribution of Asqalan school students in Mieh Mieh to other schools in Sidon and Ain al-Hilweh is in fact an internal circular the agency has sent to teachers and administrators in these schools as an emergency plan to ensure the safety of students and their educational benefit until the end of the security situation in Mieh Mieh," Khatib was quoted as saying by the NNA.
(50) Of the other three, two were also on important roads: Yubna is between Yafa and 'Asqalan on the coastal road, and 'Amawas is between al-Ramla and Jerusalem.
In the same context, sirens were launched in settlements to the south of Asqalan at a time when the occupation media reported growing restlessness and resentment among the settlers at the policy of their government and its inability to counter the Palestinian resistance.
Hamdan-Mansour, Mahmoud, Asqalan, Alhasanat, and Alshibi (2011) found nurses in emergency departments in Jordan had negative attitudes toward individual behaviors they interpreted as being feigned in order to obtain drugs (also known as drug-seeking behavior).
Abdulqader Ahmed Asqalan, the CEO of Arab Bank of Oman was chosen as the chairman of the board while Abdulrazaq Bin Ali Bin Esa Al Sabagh, CEO of Bank Muscat was named the deputy chairman.nBME
This was our situation in Asqalan prison in the years 1970-1971.
Meanwhile, the Al Quds Brigades claimed responsibility for firing five Grad missiles into Asqalan (Ashkelon) and Eshkol.
The Palestinian Prisoners Club (Nadi Al-Asir) said that the prisoners in the jails of Rimon, Eishel, Nafha, Asqalan and Negev would not receive their meals to protest against restrictions on family visits.
The detainees are held in about twenty prisons and detention and interrogation centers, mainly in Ramon, Shatta, Galboa, Asqalan, Hadarim, Al-Damoun, Be'er Sheva, Ofer, Majoddo, and the Negev detention camp, Farawna added, the official English-language Iranian television network Press TV reported.
This is what he did on the eve of his departure to Washington, when he approved a plan to relocate a hospital in Asqalan, upon the request of Yaakov Litzman, the head of the extremist religious party "united Torah Judaism," and deputy health minister, who claimed that the Emergency Room is built on ancient Jewish graves.