Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The Streets of Ascalon: Episodes in the Unfinished Career of Richard Quarren, Esqre. Ashkelon (/æʃkɛloʊn/ also spelled Ashqelon and Ascalon; Hebrew: אַשְׁקְלוֹן‎ ; Arabic: عسقلان‎‎ ʿAsqalān) is a coastal city in the Southern District of Israel on the Mediterranean coast, 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of Tel Aviv, and 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) north of the border with the Gaza Strip. 348 more words