Israeli woman dies of injuries sustained while running for shelter during rocket attack

Israeli woman dies of injuries sustained while running for shelter during rocket attack

Rivka Jamil, an 89-year-old woman from the southern city of Ashkelon who was seriously wounded while running for shelter during a rocket attack launched by Muslim terrorists from Gaza, has passed away on Sunday.

Her death brings to 5 the total number of Israelis murdered in two days of non-stop barrages of rockets launched at civilians in southern Israel towns during the last escalation in May.

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“Mrs. Jamil was admitted to the hospital after she fell while running for shelter during rocket fire … in May. She injured her back and while she was hospitalized other problems emerged, which caused her condition to deteriorate and sadly, she died,” the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon said in a statement.

Rivka was an IDF widow after her husband, Salem Jamil, was killed in Sinai in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Rivka is survived by five children, 15 grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

She will be buried at the Ashkelon cemetery at 6:00 p.m.