(May 5, 2019 / JNS) Three Israeli men were killed on Sunday, bringing the Israeli death toll from the bombardment by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad to four people.
Moshe Feder, 67, of Kfar Saba, was killed when an anti-tank missile shot from Gaza struck his car north of the Gaza Strip. Zaid al-Hamamdah, 50, from a Bedouin village in the Negev, was killed on Sunday afternoon while working in a cement factory in Ashkelon, where dozens of others were wounded. Pinchas Menahem Pashwazman, a 21-year-old Israeli-American rabbinical student and member of the Ger Chassidic community, was killed in Ashdod when a rocket crashed through a stairwell while he was making his way to a bomb shelter.
Earlier that day, Moshe Agadi, a 58-year-old father of four, was killed in Ashkelon when one of the rockets fired by Gaza terrorists landed next to his home as he stood outdoors after midnight smoking a cigarette.
Two Israeli soldiers were lightly wounded when a bus transporting troops was narrowly missed by a rocket.
A woman was seriously wounded when a rocket landed near her vehicle in Sderot.
More than 600 rockets have been fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip since Saturday morning, according to the Israel Defense Forces.
As of Sunday, 115 Israelis have been treated at the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon as a result of the current fighting. Fifty-five have been treated for emotional trauma and shock.
Soroka Hospital in Beersheva reported treating 11 people—one in critical condition after falling from a roof during an alarm siren—and 10 for shock and light wounds.