Sunday, May 27, 2007

Second Israeli Killed - Students Evacuated


May 27, 2007 - Oshri Oz, 36, of Hod Hasharon, was killed when a Kassam rocket landed near his car in Sderot. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

Oshri grew up in Rishon Lezion. After his army service, he was employed by the Sderot-based Peretz Bonei HaNegev construction company. While he left the company a few years ago, he continued to service its computers, and came to Sderot several times a week.

Oshri was driving in Sderot at about 9:30 in the morning when a Kassam rocket fell just 30 cms from his car. Fatally wounded, he was evacuated to the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon where he died shortly afterwards.

Avi Tiger, an MDA paramedic who treated Oshri on the site, knew him since childhood. They were part of a closely knit group of friends, of the Tzofei Yam scout troop, who have stayed in contact for over 25 years.

Oshri Oz is survived by his wife Susanna, in the sixth month of pregnancy, 3-year-old daughter Danielle, mother and two sisters.



Students of Sderot taken for studies out of Qassam range

The IDF along with the ministry of education and the Sderot and Eshkol municipalities, took the school students of Sderot and the Eshkol area for studies and refreshment in areas located out of the range of Qassam rockets.

The rest of the students who live along the border with Gaza will study in protected classrooms.

The IDF will continue to assist the residents of the Sderot area as required in these difficult times.