Soldier, Civilian Killed in Hamas Attacks

An IDF soldier and Israeli civilian were killed in Hamas attacks Tuesday night. 16 were wounded, one seriously.

Maayana Miskin,

Rocket victim at Barzali Hospital (archives)
Rocket victim at Barzali Hospital (archives)
Israel news photo: Flash 90

An IDF soldier who was critically wounded in a rocket attack Tuesday evening in the Eshkol region has died. He has been identified as 18-year-old Yosef Fartuk of Emanuel.

Fartuk was posthumously promoted from private to corporal.

Israeli civilian Alayaan Salem al-Nabari was killed in a mortar shell attack in the Eshkol region at approximately the same time. Al-Nabari, an Israeli Bedouin, lived in the southern Negev desert.

A second civilian was seriously wounded in the shelling. Sixteen soldiers were lightly wounded in the two attacks.

Another five soldiers were hurt in a separate attack. On Tuesday morning a reserves commander was wounded in a separate attack in the Eshkol area.

Civilians were wounded Tuesday in rocket attacks in the cities of Ashdod, Ashkelon and Rishon L’Tzion.