The 58-year-old father of four died from shrapnel wounds to his stomach and chest after a rocket landed next to his home; this is the first Israeli civilian casualty since 2014

A rocket fired from Gaza killed an Israeli civilian on Sunday after a house in Ashkelon suffered a direct hit. The 58-year-old father of four is the first civilian casualty since 2014 Operation Protective Edge. Since Saturday, Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants fired more than 400 rockets at Israeli communities, the military said

Moshe Agadi suffered shrapnel wounds in his stomach and chest when a rocket fired by Gaza militants landed next to his home in the middle of the night. He was taken to Barzilay hospital in Ashkelon, where doctors pronounced his death shortly after.

Home of Moshe Agadi hit by a rocket (Photo: Avi Roccah)
Home of Moshe Agadi hit by a rocket (Photo: Avi Roccah)


Israel military hit back with tank shelling and air strikes at some 200 targets in Gaza. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group said two of its men were killed in an Israeli raid before dawn. Overall at least 11 Palestinians were killed by IDF fire, according to the medical sources in Gaza.

Egyptian and UN mediators, credited with brokering ceasefires in previous rounds of violence, were working to prevent further hostilities.

The latest round of violence began on Friday when a Palestinian Islamic Jihad sniper fired at Israeli troops, wounding two soldiers, according to the Israeli military. Israel retaliated with an air strike that killed two militants from the armed Islamist group Hamas, which controls Gaza.

As reported by Ynetnews