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Ashkelon By The Numbers
8 Greater-Ashkelon communities brought into the Code Red alert system.
9 Ashkelon's international "Sister Cities," including the North American cities of Baltimore, Portland, and Cote Saint-Luc.
12 Rockets hitting Ashkelon since early Saturday.
15 km Ashkelon's distance from the Gaza Strip.
20 km Expected range of improved Qassams by 2009.
22 km Range of the Iranian-made Grad missiles that have already struck Ashkelon.
25 Percentage of Israel's electricity produced by the city's Rutenberg power plant.
120,000 Ashkelon's population.
320,000 Cubic meters of water desalinated everyday in Ashkelon.
400,000 Population served by city's Barzilai Hospital.
1.5 million Cubic meters of crude oil stored in the city's oil terminal.
$30 million Izzedine al Kassam's estimated budget, including weapons production, salaries and preparing attacks on Israel.
Sources: Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, Haaretz, YNet News,
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