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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Ashkelon Devastation From Rocket Attacks

On May 10th, Jimmy Kedoshim, 48, was killed in Kfar Aza when a mortar landed in his front lawn when he was gardening.

Then on May 12th a 70 year old woman was killed by a Qassam rocket by Hamas. It hit the house of a family member at Moshav Yesha, 9.3 miles east of Gaza. It was the 2nd civilian death by rockets since Saturday, May 10th.
The attack was from Hamas and their affiliated Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization backed by Iran.

On this same day, two rockets landed in Ashkelon. Again yesterday, a rocket hit the mall and injured 14 people.
In the photo we see the doctors at Barzelai Hospital in Ashkelon treating Osher Twito from a Qassam rocket attack. His left leg had to be amputated later.

There have been more than 1,950 rockets and mortar shelled fired from Gaza at Israeli civilians. During the last four years, 15 people have been killed by rockets and mortars and more than 450 have been injured. Besides physical injury, thousands of people suffer from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) within range of the rockets. This has been keeping Barzelai Hospital in Ashkelon very busy.
Reference: The Israel Project

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