One Gaza resident was killed and another injured from rocket shrapnel in Shokeda on Saturday afternoon, according to Israeli media. Another man was also moderately injured.
Magen David Adom confirmed that a total of three people were injured in a volley of rockets fired toward Israel by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza.
All three men receive medical care in Soroka
The three injured, all men in their 30s and 40s, were transferred to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba to receive medical treatment where one of the men died of his wounds.
According to a statement from Magen David Adom, Two of the men had been seriously injured while the other one was in moderate condition. The severely injured men were rushed into surgery shortly after arriving at the hospital, and one died on the operating table.
MDA also confirmed that the man who died and the other severely injured man were Gaza residents in Israel on work permits.
PCHR confirms Palestinian injuries and fatalities from in Gaza
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), which is based in the Gaza Strip, confirmed that some of the Palestinians killed and injured in Gaza in the latest round of fighting between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) organization were hit by rockets fired by Palestinian factions.
Hamas, in response, accused the center of “lack of patriotism.”
In a report published last Friday, PCHR, established in 1995 by a group of Palestinian lawyers and human rights activists, said that according to its initial investigations, three civilians, including two children, were killed by “local rockets,” while another 26 were injured, including seven children and five women.
In response, the Hamas-controlled “Media Office” denounced the center and said it was not authorized to reach such conclusions.
“We deplore the fact that a local institution issued a report claiming there had been civilian casualties as a result of local rockets fired by the resistance factions,” the Hamas office said in a statement. “The occupation took advantage of this to evade responsibility for is documented crimes.”
According to the Hamas “Media Office,” such institutions are “not authorized to determine the nature of an event.” It added: “The principle is to rely on what is issued by explosive experts and the forensic laboratory. Therefore, what is stated in this report contradicts the simplest principles of professionalism and lacks the opinion of experts.”