Daily Israel Report

Condition of Ashdod Rocket Victim Improves

Man who was seriously injured when a Gaza rocket hit a gas station in Ashdod undergoes surgery, listed in stable condition.
By Elad Benari, Canada
First Publish: 7/11/2014, 10:33 PM

Ashdod gas station hit by rocket
Ashdod gas station hit by rocket
Flash 90

The condition of the man who was seriously injured on Friday when a Gaza rocket hit a gas station in Ashdod has improved.

The man underwent surgery at the Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva and doctors were able to avoid having to amputate his hand.

His condition is now listed as stable and his life is not in danger.

The rocket, which came as part of a salvo of roughly 20 rockets, damaged a gas tanker truck and caused a huge fire.

Miraculously, the damaged gas tanker truck which was carrying 35,000 liters of fuel did not explode despite the close proximity of the rocket blast which set it on fire.

Gaza terrorists have continued to increase the rate of fire towards Israeli civilian population centers, with sirens being sounded as far north as Haifa on Thursday night, making it the first time since the 2006 Second Lebanon War.

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