As we pray for the swift and full recovery of the dozens of Israelis who were wounded in this weekend's barrage of rocket attacks, our hearts break for the loved ones of the four Israelis who were killed. The Times of Israel's Jacob Magid tells us about the four — a 47-year-old factory worker, a 68-year-old driving his car, a 58-year-old whose home was hit, and a man in his 20s who was running for cover:
An Israeli man killed on Sunday afternoon in a rocket attack on the southern city of Ashkelon was identified as Ziad al-Hamamda, 47, and a second victim killed earlier in the day when an anti-tank missile fired from the Gaza Strip struck his car was named as 68-year-old Moshe Feder.
The two were among the four Israelis killed in the latest round of violence, which has seen over 650 rockets fired at Israel over the weekend by Gaza terror groups and the Israel Defense Forces responding with strikes against some 300 targets throughout the Palestinian coastal enclave.
Al-Hamamda was killed when a rocket directly hit a factory in the southern city of Ashkelon. A Bedouin Israeli resident of the Negev, he is survived by his wife and seven children, according to Hebrew reports, and was buried on Sunday night.
Feder, a Kfar Saba resident, was survived by two children and his partner Iris Eden. Eden lost her first husband, Yashish Eden, in a deadly helicopter crash in 1997. Known as the “helicopter disaster,” that incident saw 73 IDF servicemen lose their lives when two aircraft collided near the northern border with Lebanon...
Two other Israelis were killed on Sunday and at least 10 others were injured by shrapnel from rockets, missiles and mortar shells from the Gaza Strip, according to the Magen David Adom ambulance service.
Fifty-eight year-old father of four Moshe Agadi was the first fatality after being rushed to Barzilai Medical Center with shrapnel wounds he sustained when the rocket hit his home in the city at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
On Sunday evening, Pinchas Menachem Prezuazman, said to be in his early twenties, was killed after being struck by rocket shrapnel while running for cover in the coastal city of Ashdod...