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.