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Are missiles crippling Ashkelon's schools?

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The Ashkelon Parents Committee late Sunday night called on the city's pupils to stay home Monday to protest the government's failure to fortify 130 schools - with 26,000 children - from rocket attacks. The committee voted on the measure, just one day after an advanced rocket l…

Maybe they can build Lego missile shelters?

Thirty-five preschools in southern Israel are among the recipients of thousands of large LEGO blocks from the toy's Danish manufacturer. The Danish ambassador to Israel, who delivered the good news, said: "the children who live under the threat of Qassams need to be able to escape to a worl…

Rainy Weekend in Ashkelon

This posting from Sigal of the Focus on Ashkelon blog is a reminder that even during the current cease-fire, the hits keep coming for the residents of Israel's Gaza perimeter...

This weekend was really stormy, windy and rainy. This is why in our neighborhood we didn't hear the rocket alert s…

Hillel activists build connections to Ashkelon

Click here to read about a recent trip by more than 70 Hillel activists, who took a solidarity visit to Israel and brought along toys and candy to be passed along by the IDF to kids who are often cooped up in bomb shelters in Ashkelon.

 

The same article discusses a recent visit by Hillel …

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