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Internal Security: February 13, 2013

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Ilya Gordiyenko, an Ashdod resident, was assaulted by nine police officers after refusing to accompany them to the police station without being told what he was suspected of. The officers claimed that the suspect assaulted them, but a video of the arrest shows their version to be a lie. However, the judge refused to watch the video and extended Gordiyenko’s detention, who was later fully acquitted of all charges.

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February 13th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Local Government: March 19, 2012

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Ashdod City Council officials, including the deputy mayor and a councilman, were arrested on suspicion of involvement in fraud, money laundering, and bribery. (Haaretz)

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March 19th, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Internal Security: March 1‎‏9‏‎, 2012‎

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Senior employees at the Ashdod municipality, including a Deputy Mayor, were arrested on suspicion of aiding a crime organization to launder money and win construction tenders.

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March 19th, 2012 at 11:09 am

Closed Society: January 30, 2012

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HMO Maccabi Health Services is organizing a blood donation drive for men only in Ashdod.

 

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January 30th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Closed Society: January 1, 2012

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Two bus drivers – one on the 402 bus line from Bnei-Brak to Jerusalem, the other on the 354 bus line from Ramat-Gan to Ashdod – refused to allow secular activists to board their gender segregated buses as part of protest against exclusion of women and gender segregation.  The driver of the 402 line even threatened to break the activists’ cameras.

 

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January 1st, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Closed Society: December 30, 2011

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Anti-Haredi graffiti was sprayed on the wall of a synagogue in Ashdod.

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December 30th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Internal Security: December 16, 2011

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The no. 451 bus from Ashdod to Jerusalem was stopped by ultra-orthodox men because a woman was seated in the front seat of the bus.  A police officer who arrived at the scene asked the woman, Tanya Rosenblit, to respect the wishes of the other passengers and sit in the back of the bus.

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December 16th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Local Government: November 12, 2011‎

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A leak in a central water pipe left hundreds of residents in Ashdod without water since last night. Municipality workers who came to fix the pipe met with aggressive resistance from Haredi residents living nearby who opposed the works taking place on Shabbat. The workers decided to postpone repair work until the end of Shabbat and deliver water tanks to residents instead.

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November 12th, 2011 at 8:39 am

Closed Society: August 24, 2011

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A number of eyewitnesses claimed that a few young Jews stabbed an Arab in Ashdod last Thursday, following the attack on the road to Eilat.

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August 24th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Closed Society: 22 February, 2011

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In Ashdod, some five hundred people demonstrated against the city’s Messianic Jews, lead by the city’s chief rabbi, Rabbi Yosef Sheinin, and the deputy mayor, Rabbi Mordechai Lieberman.

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February 22nd, 2011 at 8:55 pm