The Hamas mortar that killed 4-year-old Daniel Tragerman today was fired from near an UNRWA school being used as a shelter in Gaza.
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 22, 2014
Daniel Tregerman, a four-year-old boy, was killed by a terrorist rocket from Gaza launched from near a UNRWA school.
According to Channel 10, Magen David Adom rescue services rushed the boy to hospital, listing him in grave condition. A short time later, the boy was pronounced dead.
The incident occurred in a kibbutz in the Sha’ar Hanegev regional council. According to Channel 2, Palestinians in Gaza fired a barrage of mortars at the kibbutz, one of which exploded in a location near where the boy, who was later identified as Daniel Tregerman, was standing.
Daniel was the oldest son in the family. His brother survived.
Sirens wailed only very shortly before the mortar shell struck outside the Tragerman family home at the kibbutz, and his parents — Doron and Gila — were unable to get their son Daniel into their protected room in time. He was killed by shrapnel from the explosion that smashed into the house.
A mortar shell had exploded near a kibbutz buildings, and as a result the family had planned to go to her parents in Kiryat Ono. “Suitcases were ready ahead of time. Just before the fatal explosion I went to take the carrier of Uri (her baby) and I met my neighbor… We did not manage to pick up the kids and get to shelter. ”
“Daniel was disciplined and was always quick to get to shelter. Once the alarm sounds, he always knew what to do and where to go. Always. When everyone would come to the shelter, Daniel would say, ‘Now we are all safe.’”
“He was a pretty smart kid and sensitive. So sweet.”