Sunday, June 07, 2020

(JNS) Pinchas Menahem Pshuzman, 21, was laid to rest in Jerusalem earlier this week. A dual American and Israeli citizen, he was killed earlier in the day by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip while running to a bomb shelter in Ashdod.

Pshuzman leaves behind a wife and young child and was the fourth person killed by the barrage of rocket fire directed against Israeli civilian centers in Ashkelon, Ashdod, Yavneh, Beersheva, Gadera, Sderot and the Gaza periphery between Friday and Sunday night.

Earlier in the day, 47-year-old Bedouin Israeli Zaid al-Hamamdah was killed when a rocket slammed into the factory in Ashkelon where he worked, and 68-year-old Moshe Feder was killed by an anti-tank missile from Gaza fired at his car.

On Saturday, Moshe Agadi, a 58-year-old father of four, was killed when a rocket hit his Ashkelon home.

At least 10 others were wounded by shrapnel from the hundreds of rockets, missiles and mortar shells that were fired from Gaza, according to Magen David Adom emergency medical services.

Nearly 700 rockets were fired at Israel in just 48 hours, with 234 Israelis being treated in Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon and Soroka Medical Center in Beersheva.