Israeli woman critically injured, 10 wounded as rocket from Gaza hits building in Ashkelon
A 40-year-old man was killed when a rocket launched by Muslim terrorists from Gaza hit a residential building in the southern Israeli town Ashkelon Monday night. Two women in the same building are in critical condition.
In addition, a 40-year-old man suffered moderate injuries and nine others were lightly injured.
The fatality is an Arab man from Hevron, a resident of the Palestinian Authority, not an Israeli citizen.
The victim was found by other civilians buried in the rubble after police and firefighters had already left, in what neighbors described as a “terrible failure” to locate him.
Rescue operations at the building had identified a 60-year-old woman, unconscious with blast wounds and multiple injuries, after 40 minutes since the house was hit, but had altogether missed the other casualties. The other victims were spotted by a man who had come to take pictures of damages one hour after the hit.
More than 400 rockets have been fired by Muslim terrorists in Gaza at Israeli civilians in southern Israel, making today’s barrage the largest attack since 2014.
A rocket directly hit a home in Ashkelon. A woman was lightly wounded and treated for shock.
A 19-year-old IDF soldier was seriously injured after an anti-tank missile from Gaza struck a bus next to him. Doctors are working to stabilize his condition.