Ami Moshe, 56, is the name of the Ashkelon man who died on Saturday night in a rocket attack on the city.
Moshe was rushed to the Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon and was immediately taken to the operating room, where doctors discovered that a major artery in his stomach was hit by shrapnel. Moshe’s condition rapidly deteriorated and he died on the operating table.
Magen David Adom reported on Saturday evening that a total of 16 people were moderately to lightly wounded by rockets throughout the day, most of them being hit by shrapnel and suffering from smoke inhalation. 14 people were listed as suffering from anxiety.
Meanwhile, Reuters reported that a ceasefire agreed upon between Israel and the Gaza-based terror groups will go into effect on Sunday morning at 6:00 a.m. (Israel time).
An Egyptian official told the news agency, "Egypt will pursue its contacts with all the sides until the agreement goes into effect." The report was unconfirmed by other sources.
Gaza sources said late Saturday evening that the IDF had attacked a terrorist gang in southern Gaza Saturday night, minutes after the attack on Ashkelon. Two terrorists affiliated with Islamic Jihad were reported killed in that raid.
Earlier, IDF forces attacked a terrorist gang in the southern Gaza Strip that was preparing to launch long-range rockets at Israeli targets. The gang was also responsible for the firing of a Grad rocket towards southern Israel this past Wednesday. Five terrorists were reported killed in the attack.
One Grad missile that was fired on Saturday afternoon hit the yard of a school in Ashdod. A second rocket fell in an open area in Ashdod, and the third fell near Gan Yavneh.
One person – a young girl – was injured trying to flee from the area of the attack in Ashdod, and a second person – a man in his 50s - was reported injured from shrapnel in the Gan Yavneh area attack. Both were hospitalized with light to moderate injuries.