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Reservist injured by rocket in Eshkol dies of wounds
November 22, 2012 16:25
Capt. Boris Yarmulnik is 6th Israeli killed in Gaza conflict.
Trails of smoke from Gazan rockets fired at Israel

Trails of smoke from Gazan rockets 390. (photo credit:Amir Cohen / Reuters)

An IDF reserve soldier critically wounded on Wednesday by a rocket attack in the Eshkol area died of his injuries Thursday.

He was named as 28-year-old Capt. Boris Yarmulnik, of Netanya. The IDF has notified his family.

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Four other soldiers were wounded lightly in a rocket attack Wednesday, and airlifted to hospital.

Yarmulnik became the sixth Israeli citizen killed in rocket attacks from Gaza during Operation Pillar of Defense.

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Cpl. Yosef Partuk, 18, of Emanuel was killed Tuesday morning in a mortar attack in the Eshkol Regional Council area, along with a civilian from a Beduin village in the South,  Alian Salem Alanbari.

Last week, Mirah Scharf, 25, Aharon Smadja, 49, and Itzik Amsalem, 27, were killed in a direct hit by a rocket on an apartment building in Kiryat Malachi.

More than 1,500 rockets were fired into Israel in the eight days of Operation Pillar of Defense. staff contributed to this report.
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