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Kiryat Gat Terrorist Who Stabbed IDF Soldier Was Hamas Member

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

A terrorist who was shot and killed by Israeli police after stabbing an IDF soldier and stealing his gun in Kiryat Gat on Wednesday was a member of Hamas.

The Gaza-based terrorist organization has confirmed that Ahmed al-Jundi was a member of the Hebron branch of the group.

Jundi was a resident of Yatta, a suburb of Hebron.

Update: Terrorist Killed in Kiryat Gat Attack [video]

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Early Wednesday afternoon, an Arab terrorist attacked an IDF soldier, grabbed his gun while they were on bus #369 in Kiryat Gat and ran into a building.

The soldier was lightly wounded in the head. No one else was injured.

The attack happened on Lachish street in the city of Kiryat Gat. Kiryat Gat is in Israel’s south.

Citizens report that the terrorist yelled “Allahu Achbar”.

Some children saw the terrorist run into a building with the gun. They told their father, who called the police.

Policemen quickly arrived and the police shot and killed the terrorist.

It is now believed that the stolen gun was unloaded.


Rare 1,500-year-old Mosaic Featured on Sukkot at Kiryat Gat Industrial Park

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

A rare 1,500-year-old mosaic discovered two years ago during an archaeological excavation in the Kiryat Gat Industrial Park is being revealed to the public for the first time during the Sukkot holiday.

The mosaic, which depicts a map with streets and buildings, was exposed during a dig conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority together with school children and employees from the industrial park.

IAA workers conserving the mosaic.

“The appearance of buildings on mosaic floors is a rare phenomenon in Israel,” commented IAA archaeologists Sa’ar Ganor and Dr. Rina Avner. ““The buildings are arranged along a main colonnaded street of a city, in a sort of ancient map. A Greek inscription preserved alongside one of the buildings exposed in the mosaic indicates that the place which is depicted is the settlement Chortaso, in Egypt.

“According to Christian tradition, the prophet Habakkuk was buried in Chortaso. The appearance of this Egyptian city on the floor of the public building in Kiryat Gat might allude to the origin of the church’s congregation”.

Great artistry and fine detail was used to conserve the mosaic.

“The mosaic pavement was part of the floor of a church that did not survive, the IAA explained. Two sections of the mosaic were preserved; animals such as a rooster, deer and birds, and a goblet with red fruits are portrayed on one part of the pavement.

Buildings were among the images depicted in the excavated mosaic conserved in the Kiryat Gat Industrial Park.

Nile River landscape in Egypt consisting of a boat with a rolled-up sail, streets and buildings is depicted on the second carpet. The buildings are portrayed in detail and in three dimensions, with two and three stories, balconies and galleries, roofing, roof tiles and windows.

The artist utilized ‘tesserae’ of 17 different colors in preparing the mosaic,” noted Ganor. “The investment in the raw materials and their quality are the best ever discovered in Israel.”

For the first time, the “Factories from Within” Festival will be held in the Kiryat Gat Industrial Park during Chol Hamoed Sukkot. The entire industrial park will become an event-filled arena on October 1, including one-time performances in unconventional locations with rare visits inside of some of the best-known factories in Israel.

One Injured in Kiryat Gat Attack, Fragments Hit Tel Aviv

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

5:54pm There was a direct rocket hit in Kiryat Gat – one person was seriously wounded.

The person wounded in the Gaza rocket attack on Kiryat Gat, a foreign worker, was on the third floor of a house, and had gone out to the balcony to photograph the Iron Dome intercept.

The rocket landed alongside the house, exploding, with shrapnel injuring the man, and causing a car to catch on fire.

In an attack at 6:00pm, rocket fragments from an Iron Dome intercept landed in a Tel Aviv park.

Intel’s Multi-Billion Dollar Upgrade to Kiryat Gat Plant

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The Intel Corporation has announced a multi-billion dollar upgrade to its plant in Kiryat Gat.

The investment plan, worth approximately $5-6 billion, includes a deal between the company and the state that includes a government grant to the firm of some NIS 750 million ($216,706,500).

The grant comes in return for a commitment to invest five percent of the funds into the Israeli economy, according to an announcement by an Intel statement.

“This investment plan is the result of the process we’ve been working on for several years,” commented Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

“Israel is the focus of global technology and the investment generates profits, both for investors and for the citizens of the State of Israel. I call on other international companies to increase their investment in Israel, and those who have not yet taken advantage of the benefits offered by the Israeli economy to come and invest here,” he said.

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett, chairman of the Bayit Yehudi party, called the announcement “the best gift we could ask for, for Israel’s 66th Independence Day.”

Grad Hits Ashkelon School

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Reports indicate that a Grad rocket has hit a children’s school in Ashkelon.  No injuries were reported.

The population of Ashkelon is estimated around 110,000 people.

The 122 mm Grad rockets used in Gaza have a range of about 25 miles, and can reach the cities of Ashdod, Beer-Sheva, Ashkelon, Gedera, Rehovot, Ofakim, Kiryat Gat, Sderot, Kiryat Malachi and Gan Yavne.  Most of the rockets are made in Iran, but some are made in China.  They are believed to be smuggled in through Egypt.

5 Minute Rocket Update: 3 Dead, Multiple Cities Hit

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

9:08 AM 2 women, 1 man killed in Kiryat Melachi strike. Baby moderately wounded. Dozens being treated for shell shock.

9:05 AM In the past 5 minutes, 4 barrages of rocket attacks on Ashdod.

House in  Kiryat Gat hit. No injuries reported.

IDF expresses concern that as the day goes by, rocket attacks will intensify.

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