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 (ăsh′dŏd′, äsh-dōd′)
A city of southwest Israel on the Mediterranean Sea west of Jerusalem near the site of ancient Ashdod, an important Philistine city-state that was settled as early as the Bronze Age.


(Placename) a town in central Israel, on the Mediterranean coast: an important city in the Philistine Empire, with its artificial harbour (1961) it is now a major port. Pop: 192 000 (2003 est)


(ˈæʃ dɒd)

a town in W Israel. 128,400.
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Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday dawn strokefour sites in Gaza, after an Iron Dome intercepted a rocket over the Israeli-occupied city of Ashdod.
The Nigeria defender, who played in all four of his country's matches at last year's World Cup in Brazil, finally completed his protracted move to Tynecastle from Israeli side Ashdod last week.
Earlier this week Oshaniwa was granted his work permit after quitting Israeli outfit Ashdod.
Israel had previously accused Hamas of firing four rockets on Ashdod city, without causing any damage.
CDATA[ Bennett told the VIP's to let Israelis decide what is good for them, because the people of Ashkelon and Ashdod, who had missiles raining on their heads, are just as smart as the people sitting in the Saban Conference audience.
Mehmet Kaplan, who was born in Turkey in 1971, was among the human rights activists who were arrested by Israeli forces and imprisoned in Ashdod before being released, after commandos raided the ship in international waters while it was on its way to break the naval blockade on the Gaza Strip, World Bulletin reported.
Located in an urban farm in Ashdod, Israel, this is the first greenhouse of its kind in the country.
Then we will send a ship carrying flour and sugar to the Ashdod Port," Akar explained.
Seven rockets were intercepted over the city of Ashdod and five rockets were intercepted over Netivot," an army statement said, indicating that some 30 rockets had hit inside Israel.
The army said one crashed into an open area near the border, while the other two struck between the port cities of Ashdod and Ashkelon.
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Archaeologists at Israel's Tel Aviv University say they have found fortifications dating back to eighth century BC in the coastal city of Ashdod, about 32km south of Tel Aviv.