Funeral for rocket victim Moshe Ami 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)
Moshe Ami, the man killed in Ashkelon Saturday by a Grad rocket fired from the
Gaza Strip, was laid to rest in Ashkelon on Sunday.
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Hundreds of people,
including Ashkelon Mayor Beni Vaknin, attended the funeral, Israel Radio
The 56-year-old was on his way home to his family when the an air raid siren went off, warning of an incoming rocket.
In a residential neighborhood in Ashkelon, he left his vehicle and ran
for cover, but was mortally injured by shrapnel flying from the rocket.
Magen David Adom paramedics rushed the rocket victim to Barzilai Medical
Center in the city, but doctors were unable to save his life.
Before being evacuated to the hospital by MDA paramedics, Ami managed
to answer a telephone call from his concerned wife and told her that he
had been injured.
Yaakov Lappin also contributed to this report