November 21, 2006

Sderot man dies of wounds sustained in Kassam attack launched by Muslims

The Sderot man who was critically wounded Tuesday morning after a Kassam rocket struck the factory where he worked died of his wounds inflicted by Muslims on Tuesday night.

The victim, Yaakov Yaakovov, was hospitalized for severe head trauma earlier in the day at Beersheba's Soroka Hospital, where doctors worked to save his life throughout the afternoon.

He was reported earlier in serious but stable condition following surgery for severe head trauma; however, his condition worsened, and he eventually succumbed to his wounds.

Yaakovov was the second Kassam fatality in less than a week; Sderot resident Fatima Slutzker, 57, a Muslim married to a Jew, was killed by a Kassam last Wednesday.