Elderly Woman Killed by Rocket While Trying to Save Husband

Stand for Israel  |  May 15, 2023

Apartment building in Rehovot, Israel, where elderly woman was killed by rocket attack, May 2023
(Photo: Jamal Awad/Flash90)

During last week’s rocket attacks on Israel, Stand for Israel regretfully informed you of an Israeli killed when an apartment building in the city of Rehovot received a direct hit during a barrage. Today, The Times of Israel reports that the woman who died was an 80-year-old wife trying to help her paralyzed husband:

The woman killed in a rocket strike in Rehovot was named as 80-year-old Inga Avramyan, as her grandson said Saturday that she died as she tried to help her paralyzed husband reach shelter.

Avramyan’s husband Sergei had limited mobility after a car accident left him partially paralyzed and with a leg amputated, meaning he was unable to reach shelter unaided. He was lightly wounded in the rocket attack.

“She was hit by a collapsing ceiling, while Grandpa Sergei was only slightly injured,” the grandson, named only as Arthur, told Channel 12 news.

“They didn’t have time to get to the reinforced room,” he said.

“Grandpa was probably stressed and grandma tried to help him get up. It was difficult for him to move because his leg was amputated…”

May Inga’s memory be a blessing. And please remember Sergei and the rest of their family as he heals and as they mourn the loss of their wife, mother, and grandmother. These are the very people – Israelis who live under threat of terror, but who are unable to care for themselves during times of terror – who The Fellowship and faithful friends like you provide help for.