Fourth Israeli dies of wounds inflicted in Gaza rocket strike

Fourth Israeli dies of wounds inflicted in Gaza rocket strike


Major barrage fired at southern Israel Sunday evening; army says more than 600 rockets fired since Saturday morning; military preparing for attacks reaching even deeper into Israel; IDF thwarts attempts to use drones to harm troops along Gaza-Israel border

A 21-year-old man was killed when a rocket fired from Gaza struck a building in Ashdod Sunday evening. He was the fourth casualty in the latest round of fighting between Hamas and Israel. He was taken by medics to Assuta Hospital in critical condition where he was then declared dead. Another three individuals were lightly injured by shrapnel.

Site of rocket landing in Ashdod

Site of rocket landing in Ashdod

Ashdodo home hit by Gaza rocket

Ashdodo home hit by Gaza rocket

Ashkelon’s Barzilai Medical Center reported that 12 people wounded in the fighting, including three in critical condition, are being treated there. The hospital has so far treated more than 130 people, including 64 suffering from shock. Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva treated 70 people since the fighting began Saturday.

Rocket struck a home in Ashdod

Rocket struck a home in Ashdod

The Home Front Command announced that school Monday is being cancelled for all areas within 40 kilometers from Gaza. The Education Ministry said that 169 field trips planned for Sunday were cancelled due to the situation.

IDF strikes Hamas ministry building in Gaza City (Photo: AFP) (Photo: AFP)

IDF strikes Hamas ministry building in Gaza City (Photo: AFP)

Earlier, Israeli warplanes destroyed the Public Security Ministry building in Gaza City on Sunday afternoon, as Israel endured wave after wave of rocket strikes from the Gaza Strip since Saturday morning. In Gaza, six Palestinians were reported killed in Israeli air strikes, including a woman in advanced stages of pregnancy.

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Fourth Israeli dies of wounds inflicted in Gaza rocket strikeMajor barrage fired at southern Israel Sunday evening; army says more than 600 rockets fired since Saturday morning; military preparing for attacks reaching even deeper into Israel; IDF thwarts attempts to use drones to harm troops along Gaza-Israel borderYoav Zitun, Adir Yanko, Amir Alon, Roi Rubinstein|Last update:  05.05.19 , 21:06

A 21-year-old man was killed when a rocket fired from Gaza struck a building in Ashdod Sunday evening. He was the fourth casualty in the latest round of fighting between Hamas and Israel. He was taken by medics to Assuta Hospital in critical condition where he was then declared dead. Another three individuals were lightly injured by shrapnel.

The young man in Ashdod was struck during a heavy barrage, consisting of over 40 rockets and mortars, fired from Gaza into southern Israel Sunday evening. A car also suffered a direct hit by a rocket and was engulfed in flames. School was cancelled in the city Monday.

Ashkelon’s Barzilai Medical Center reported that 12 people wounded in the fighting, including three in critical condition, are being treated there. The hospital has so far treated more than 130 people, including 64 suffering from shock. Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva treated 70 people since the fighting began Saturday.

The ministry building, in the Rimal neighborhood of the city, was destroyed after IAF jets carried out its “knocks on the roof” policy of first dropping dummy bombs, to warn anyone inside to evacuate. The Israeli Air Force also hit other Gaza targets, including the homes of Hamas commanders and military installations.

Three Palestinians, including two members of the Islamic Jihad miitary wing, were killed in Israeli strikes Sunday, bringing the number of Palestinians killed since Friday to at least 13.

More than 650 hundred rockets have been fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip since Saturday morning, a senior Israel Air Force officer said Sunday. This is far higher than the average of 150 rockets fired each day during the last Gaza war in 2014, known in Israel as Operation Protective Edge. 

“Two hundred rockets were fired at residential areas, with an interception rate above 86 percent,” the officer said of Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, adding that the army was trying to ascertain why some rockets managed to get through and hit residential areas. “No defense is absolute,” he said.

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