Three victims of the direct rocket hit in the city of Kiryat Malachi have been named. They are: Ahron Smadga, 46, Yitzchak Amsalam, 27, and Mira Scharf, 26. Scharf, a mother of three children, who was seven months pregnant, had been living in Delhi, where she and her husband Shmulik run the city’s Chabad house.
They were the first three Israeli casualties since Israel mounted an attack against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip yesterday, in response to persistent Palestinian rocket fire.
The Palestinian death toll, meanwhile, rose to 11.
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