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or Ash·qe·lon  (ăsh′kə-lŏn′, äsh′kĕ-lôn′)
An ancient city of southwest Palestine on the Mediterranean Sea. Inhabited as early as the third millennium bc, it was a seat of worship for the goddess Astarte.
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In 488/1095, at the age of twenty, Abu Bakr went to Ashkalon on the coast where he studied for six months.
The Israeli forces broke into the house, searched it and arrested al-Batran, then took him to Ashkalon interrogation center.
Under the terms of the MoU, Egypt will supply 7 BCM/year to Israel for a period of 15 years through a pipeline running from El-Arish in Egypt to Ashkalon in southern Israel.
Furthermore, the military courts in Ofer and Ashkalon detention centers have renewed the arrested of 8 Palestinian detainees to complete the interrogation.
PNN On Wednesday 6th February, the Israel Prisons Service (IPS) of Ashkalon prison in Beersheba decided to transfer 11 prisoners to Nafha and Rimon Israeli prisons and deprive them of visitors for two months.
Sarruludari is also the name of the king of Ashkalon under Sennacherib (see Luckenbill 1927, II; [section]239, 310 and index; Starr 1990: 98, n.