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Victim of Palestinian Islamic Jihad rocket attack laid to rest

Inga Avramyan, 82, was killed during “Operation Shield and Arrow.”

Mourners attend the funeral of Rehovot woman Inga Avramyam at Kibbutz Givat Brenner, May 15, 2023. Photo by Jonathan Shaul/Flash90.
Mourners attend the funeral of Rehovot woman Inga Avramyam at Kibbutz Givat Brenner, May 15, 2023. Photo by Jonathan Shaul/Flash90.

Inga Avramyan, who was killed by a Gazan rocket during “Operation Shield and Arrow,” was buried on Monday at the Alternative Cemetery in Kibbutz Givat Brenner.

Avramyan, 82, was killed on Thursday when a rocket scored a direct hit on her home in Rehovot, located 12 miles south of Tel Aviv.

The ceiling collapsed in her apartment as she tried to help her paralyzed husband, Sergei, who had not been able to reach a bomb shelter.

Avrayam was the only Israeli fatality during the five-day conflict against Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip.

Five other people were wounded in the rocket attack, including Sergei, who was lightly hurt but has lost his primary caregiver.

Some 200 people attended the funeral, including Diaspora Affairs Minister Amichai Chikli, who represented the government.

“Inga was murdered by despicable terrorists who choose to indiscriminately fire at civilian population centers,” said Chikli. “The murderous, wretched terrorists will not succeed. Although we are forced to make sacrifices, we will never bow our heads to evil or surrender to it.”

Israeli emergency workers and security personnel near a four-story building in Rehovot struck by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, May 11, 2023. Photo by Gideon Markovich/TPS.

A Palestinian man from Gaza who was killed by a rocket on May 13 while working in Israel was recognized on Sunday as a victim of terrorism.

Israel’s Defense Ministry and National Insurance Institute approved the measure, which entitles the family of Abdullah Abu Jaba, 34, to state benefits. Abu Jaba was killed by shrapnel from a rocket that hit an agricultural site near Moshav Shokeda in the western Negev.

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