Father and Daughter Killed in Rocket Attack in Lod

CJ  |  May 12, 2021

Rocket attack that killed father and daughter in Lod - May 12, 2021
Rocket attack that killed father and daughter in Lod - May 12, 2021

More than a thousand terrorist rockets have struck the Holy Land this week, with another barrage raining down on Israel overnight. The Times of Israel’s Judah Ari Gross reports that one rocket killed a father and daughter in the city of Lod:

Hamas launched a massive barrage of rocket fire on southern and central Israel in the early hours of Wednesday morning, killing a man and his daughter outside Lod and sending hundreds of thousands of people, from Tel Aviv to Beersheba, fleeing to bomb shelters.

Their deaths, and that of a woman in a rocket attack on Rishon Lezion earlier overnight, brought the Israeli death toll to five since the start of the hostilities on Monday evening…

Outside Lod, a city of both Arab and Jewish residents that has been the scene of some of the worst rioting in recent days, a rocket hit a home and a car, killing two people, police said. It brought the death toll in Israel to five since the start of hostilities on Monday.

Police said the victims were a father, Halil Awad, 52, and his 16-year-old daughter, Nadine. The mother, who was also in the car, was seriously injured, medics said.

“I know it sounds like a cliché and they always say that the best people are the ones who lose their lives, but Nadine really was a very, very special girl,” her principal Shirin Natur Hafi told the Reshet Bet radio station.

“She was in 10th grade, studying in the biology-chemistry track. She had dreams of changing the world. She was such a special girl, such a talented girl. She wanted to conquer the world,” Hafi said of her student…

Please pray for the recovery of this wife and mother, for all those who have been injured during these rocket attacks, and for God to protect His people as this terror continues.

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