Saturday, May 10, 2008

Kibbutznik killed by mortar shell from Gaza

From Ynet News, 10/5/08, by Shmulik Hadad:

Two mortar shells fired by Palestinians from northern Gaza Strip land in Kibbutz Kfar Aza Friday evening, killing one man, 48, and injuring three others. Hamas claims responsibility for attack. Several hours later, IDF strikes in Gaza, reportedly killing two Hamas operatives

Jimmy Kdoshim, a 48-year-old father of three was killed in Kibbutz Kfar Aaza Friday evening after a mortar shell fired from Gaza hit his house in the kibbutz. Two mortars fired by Palestinian gunmen landed in the kibbutz, one fell close to the local community hall and the other landed on a house.

Three people were injured in the attack. A soldier was moderately injured by shrapnel and evacuated by helicopter to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. Two other people sustained light injuries and several others suffered shock.

Hamas' military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, claimed responsibility for the mortar attack.

People in mosques across Gaza were heard cheering and calling "Allahu Akbar" following reports of the deadly attack.

Several hours following the attack, the IDF struck in the southern Gaza town of Rafah. Palestinian sources reported that two Hamas security men had been killed. The IDF confirmed striking in the area....

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