Ashqelon (also spelled Ashkelon) is a city in the western Negev, in the South District of Israel.

Ashqelon in "Next Year in Jerusalem"Edit

Ashqelon, Palestine was the home of Chaim Perelman, community leader of the Jews of Palestine. Second Irgun members Yakov and Miriam committed two terrorist acts in Ashqelon: the murder of fellow Irgun member Benjamin and the assassination of Perelman. Much to the disgust of Yakov and Miriam, the Jewish population openly mourned Perelman's death.