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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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The lack of respect shown by those who do not wish to keep this one of the Ten Commandments is out of place in Ashdod, where the numbers prop up the power of the Mayor and his team.
Reports in Israel last night claimed Hibs had tabled an offer to Marciano's parent club Ashdod.
During that special day, which was held this year in Ashdod, the rescued women and their children participated in many activities and attractions, including boat sailing.
One fisherman that insisted on remaining anonymous, given the sensitivity of this matter, explained to ISM what happened to him while he and his cousins were in Ashdod port: "they sat us in a room and we had in front of us a table with two trays, one with money and another one with gold.
RAMALLAH, July 3 (KUNA) -- A Turkish ship loaded with thousands of tons of humanitarian supplies destined for the besieged Gaza Strip arrived at the Israeli port of Ashdod on Sunday, the Israeli radio reported.
Turkey has sent food, medicine and clothes to Gaza via the Israeli port of Ashdod, as part of its rapprochement with Israel.
The navy then asked at gunpoint the nine fishermen to swim towards the Israeli boats and detained them, before leading them to Ashdod seaport in southern Israel, Bakr added.
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.
The strike coincided with the foundation laying ceremony at the new Ashdod port.
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.
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.