Five Year Old Boy Killed By Hamas Rockets

A six-year-old boy died, injured when a rocket hit his apartment, died of his wounds, and seven others were seriously wounded, after Hamas fired 130 rockets at the Southern and Central Israel on Wednesday.

Israel National News

Six-year-old Ido Avigal, who was injured when a rocket hit an apartment in the city of Sderot on Wednesday, died of his wounds.

Seven other people were injured in the direct hit.

Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi met the father after he was informed of his son’s death, strengthened him and paid condolences on behalf of the residents of Sderot. The boy’s mother is hospitalized and his seven-year-old sister has been injured and is undergoing a series of tests.

At around 7:20 p.m., heavy barrages of rockets were fired at Gush Dan and central and southern communities.

After the launches, a direct hit was identified on a house in Ashkelon. Much damage was done to the structure, but no injuries were reported.

In Sderot, a direct hit was also identified at the house, where seven people were injured, including a 5-year-old boy who was critically injured. The boy, who was identified as Ido Avigal, died from his injuries. His mother is in critical condition.

At the same time, IDF fighter jets this evening attacked a 14-story building in the southern Gaza Strip which housed the military intelligence offices of the Hamas terrorist organization, as well as communications infrastructure used to convey tactical-military messages by the terrorist organizations.

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