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Israeli Man Killed as Rocket Hits Ashkelon Home

As hundreds of terrorist rockets rained down on Israel from Gaza today, there had been no deaths. But that has changed. The Times of Israel reports that an overnight barrage of rockets ended in the death of an Israeli man, whose home in the southern city of Ashkelon received a direct hit:

A man was killed when a rocket slammed into his home in southern Israel early Sunday morning, as Gazan terrorists pummeled Israeli towns with projectiles and Israel responded with hundreds of airstrikes over the weekend.

The man, in his 60s, was declared dead after being rushed to Ashkelon’s Barzilai hospital with shrapnel wounds after the rocket hit his home in the city at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday...

The killing came as intense fighting engulfed the region over the weekend, sharply intensifying tensions after several months of relative calm between Israel and the Strip.

In a familiar scene, air raid sirens wailed across southern Israel throughout Saturday and into Sunday as barrages of rockets were repeatedly fired. Retaliatory airstrikes caused large explosions to thunder across Gaza, as plumes of smoke rose into the air. Outgoing Palestinian rockets left long trails of smoke behind them and puffs of smoke bloomed overhead as dozens of rockets were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system...

Please pray for the loved ones of this innocent victim, as well as for God's hand of protection over all Israelis who face the same danger as terrorist rockets continue to be launched into Israeli territory.

Tags: Rocket Attacks , Terrorism

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