Two soldiers injured by mortar fire on Gaza border

One soldier is moderately injured and the other is lightly injured. They were evacuated to the hospital for treatment.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Soldiers on Gaza border (file)
Soldiers on Gaza border (file)
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Two soldiers were wounded on Sunday evening, one moderately and one lightly, by a mortar shell that landed near them on the Gaza border.

In the past 24 hours, the hospitals and MDA have treated more than 220 wounded people with varying degrees of injury as a result of rocket fire.

Four people have lost their lives in the current round of fighting. Rabbi Pinchas Menahem Pashwazman was killed in Ashdod by shrapnel from a rocket.

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.

According to the family, this is the third time that the family has lost family members in disasters. His mother's two brothers perished in disasters, one of them in a terror attack on a bus on Mount Meron, and the other in the Gesher Bnot Yaakov disaster.

He is survived by his wife and four-month old baby.