Israeli Killed in Rocket Attack

Stand for Israel  |  May 11, 2023

Apartment building in Rehovot, Israel, struck by terrorist rocket from Gaza, May 11, 2023
(Photo: Yossi Aloni/Flash90)

As rockets from Gaza continue to fall on the Holy Land, Israel faces its first death from this week’s terror. The Times of Israel’s Emanuel Fabian reports that an Israeli man was killed, with several more including elderly Israelis, injured after a rocket struck their apartment building in the city of Rehovot:

The deadly attack, coupled with several other rocket hits in southern Israel, led to combative statements from Israeli officials and pushed off the prospect of an imminent ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad after three days of combat.

The strike in Rehovot was one of several near-simultaneous ones in central and southern Israel that managed to puncture the Iron Dome missile defense system, which has had a 95% interception success rate in. Over 800 rockets have been fired at Israel since Wednesday afternoon, some 600 of which crossed the border…

The Rehovot victim was not immediately identified, but police said medics were forced to declare his death almost immediately upon arrival at the scene. He was apparently not inside a protected room when the rocket hit, despite alarm sirens sounding in the city prior to the strike.

One projectile fell in the Sdot Hanegev Regional Council, injuring an 82-year-old woman who was struck by shrapnel. According to the Magen David Adom ambulance service, the rocket launched from the Gaza Strip landed outside a home in the municipality. A 90-year-old man was evacuated to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba…