2 Israeli men die of wounds from mortar fire near Gaza border

Rocket shrapnel fell in the pictured kindergarten courtyard in Ashdod on Tuesday. Credit: Twitter.

(JNS.org) Two Israeli men died of wounds they sustained from a mortar attack on the Eshkol Regional Council near the Gaza border.

According to Magen David Adom (MDA) emergency medical services, four people were injured in the mortar attack; the second casualty succumbed to his wounds at Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba on Tuesday night. Earlier on Tuesday, a rocket slammed into a residential neighborhood in Ashkelon, where 40 people were treated for light wounds and shock, MDA said. 

Another rocket salvo launched Tuesday afternoon caused shrapnel to fall in the courtyard of a kindergarten in Ashdod.

Posted on August 26, 2014 .