Civilian killed by Qassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip

IDF (Zahal) Spokesperson

A foreign worker was fatally injured by the rocket and died from his injuries shortly afterwards; five rockets fired in the past 48 hours

Date: 18/03/2010, 8:22 PM    

A foreign civilian was killed on Thursday morning (Mar. 18) by a Qassam rocket that hit a hothouse in a kibbutz neighboring the Gaza Strip. The man was fatally injured by the strike of the rocket. A Magen David Adom ambulance team arrived at the scene and transferred the man to the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon. His death was pronounced shortly afterwards, when he died from his injuries.

On Wednesday night (Mar. 17), a Qassam rocket hit an open field north of Sderot; no injuries or damages were reported regarding this incident. In an earlier incident on the same evening, an additional Qassam rocket was fired at the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council, as well as two more rockets on Tuesday (Mar. 16). No injuries or damages were reported regarding these rocket firings.