Thai migrant worker killed in Israel by Gaza rocket

A greenhouse in Israel (illustrative). A Thai worker was killed when a greenhouse was hit by a rocket in Israel Wednesday. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( A Thai foreign worker has been killed after being hit by a rocket fired from Gaza into Israel. The rocket hit a greenhouse in which the man was working at the time. Meanwhile, the rest of Israel continued to come under rocket fire.

An Israel Defense Forces helicopter flew the Thai man to the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon. But the man was pronounced dead at the hospital, reported the Jerusalem Post

"Hamas's rocket capabilities are very alarming; a rocket once a week at Ben Gurion Airport is enough to wear Israel down and this is without taking into account the arms Hamas could obtain in the future,” said former Shin Bet Chief Avi Dichter, reported Yedioth Ahronoth.

"Without cement shelters the next tragedy is only a matter of time. I call on the government to get its act together and send shelters to the farmers in the south. Abandoning the agricultural areas now will lead to huge economic damage and to a shortage of produce," said MK Zvulun Kalfa (Habayit Hayehudi), the chairman of the Knesset’s agricultural lobby.

Meanwhile, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit has announced that three Israeli paratroopers were killed in Gaza on Wednesday: Lt. Paz Eliyahu, 22, Staff Sgt. Lee Matt, 19, and Staff Sgt. Shachar Dauber, 20.

Posted on July 23, 2014 .