The Islamic terror rocket attacks on Israel are claiming more victims.
The most recent of these is an American Rabbi who leaves behind a wife and a one-year old.
Rabbi Pinchas Menachem Pashwazman was killed by a rocket in the city of Ashdod, the fourth person killed in the current round of fighting.
When the siren went off, the deceased ran to a stairwell to take cover but was hit by shrapnel from the rocket. Rescuers who arrived at the scene attempted to revive him and evacuated him to the hospital, but he died of his wounds on arrival.
The deceased, a young yeshiva student in his early twenties, was a Gur Hasid. He was born in Beit Shemesh to a father who serves as a teacher in the local Gur community. He moved to Ashdod after he got married. His parents are originally from Monsey, New York, and the victim was an American citizen, according to a report by Yeshiva World News.
The Rabbi had previously lost a brother in another terrorist attack.
The other victims include 58-year-old Moshe Agadi, a father of 4 children, killed when a rocket struck his mother-in-law’s home leaving him with sharpnel wounds in the chest. As well as Moshe Feder a driver whose car was hit by a Russian Kornet anti-tank missile.
The incident occurred in the Shaar HaNegev district in the vicinity of Kitbbutz Yad Mordechai in southern Israel, when a rocket made a direct hit on a private vehicle, destroying the car and leaving the driver critically injured. Hospital officials at Barziliai hospital in Ashkelon later said that the victim had succumbed to his injuries.
The driver, who is said to be about 60 years of age, was treated at the scene by MDA emergency first responders before being evacuated to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.
“When we got to the scene on Route 34,” said MDA paramedic Ravit Martinez, “we saw a car that had been completely crushed after it had been directly hit by a rocket. Next to it there was a man about 60 years of age lying down unconscious. He was suffering from shrapnel wounds and heavy blood loss. We provided life-saving treatment, loaded him onto a mobile intensive care unit, and continued to perform resuscitation techniques on him as we evacuated him to the hospital while he was in critical condition.”
And Ziad Alhamamda, a Bedouin factory worker.
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