Elderly Israeli Woman Dies of Wounds from Rocket Attack

Stand for Israel  |  September 23, 2019

An Israeli policeman inspects the damage in a building caused a day earlier by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, in the southern Israeli town of Ashkelon, on November 13, 2018. - Israeli missile defences had intercepted dozens of rockets and most others fell in open areas, though some hit houses and other civilian structures, the military said. The flare-up of violence came after a deadly Israeli special forces operation in the Gaza Strip a day earlier, that left Hamas vowing revenge. (Photo by GIL COHEN-MAGEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read GIL COHEN-MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Israelis who live in southern Israel, close to the Gaza border, are in constant danger from terrorist rockets — as seen recently when PM Netanyahu’s rally was halted due to rocket fire. Last year, Stand for Israel reported when a terrorist rocket made a direct hit on an Ashkelon apartment building, killing one man and wounded two other people. Now, The Jerusalem Post’s Anna Ahronheim shares the sad news that 74-year-old Nina Gisdenanova has passed away due to the wounds she suffered in the attack. May her memory be a blessing:

A woman severely injured in a rocket attack last November in southern Israel died from her wounds.

74 year-old Nina Gisdenanova from Ashkelon was severely wounded after her building sustained a direct hit from a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip. She was in a coma at Sheba Hospital at Tel Hashomer for 10 months.

The municipality of Ashkelon was quoted by Ynet news as expressing sorrow for her death, saying that “upon learning of her passing, teams are in contact with the family and providing them with the necessary assistance.”

Ashkelon mayor Tomer Glam was quoted as telling Gisdenanova’s son Igor that “unfortunately, we lost another resident in the never-ending war with terrorist organizations in Gaza. Hopefully she will be the last victim. The municipality will continue to help and provide the dear family with everything it needs at this difficult time.”

Gisdenanova was one of two civilians killed during the round of violence between Israel and terror groups in the Hamas-run coastal enclave which broke out following a botched IDF intelligence raid in Khan Younis.

The barrages began after a Kornet anti-tank missile was fired towards a bus full of soldiers at the Black Arrow Memorial Site in the Sha’ar Hanegev region. A 19-year-old soldier was transferred to Soroka hospital in Beersheba in critical condition after he was hit standing near the bus.

Over 460 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards southern Israeli communities as well as the Dead Sea and the West Bank’s Hebron Hills…

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