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Australian envoy visits Beersheba amid rocket fire

The Australian ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma travels to Beersheba to visit the two Bedouin girls injured on Monday in a rocket attack on the nearby village of Lakiya.

The ambassador brought with him a toy koala to give to 10-year-old Mar’am Alwakili who remains unconscious at Soroka Medical Center in the city. Her sister Atil is in moderate condition.

Sharma also met with Beersheba Mayor Ruvik Danilovich and toured the city to see some of the damage caused by the rockets, including in the home of an 84-year-old resident.

“The destroyed home and the fate of the Bedouin children encapsulate the indiscriminate nature of rocket fire, which continues to emanate from Gaza,” said the ambassador in a statement posted to Facebook.

Mayor Ruvik Danilovich, Ambassador Dave Sharma and Amit Rayngold, deputy manager of the department of general administration, in a bunker in Beersheba, July 15, 2014. (Photo credit: Courtesy of the Australian embassy)
Mayor Ruvik Danilovich, Ambassador Dave Sharma and Amit Rayngold, deputy manager of the department of general administration, in a bunker in Beersheba, July 15, 2014. (Photo credit: Courtesy of the Australian embassy)
Australian Ambassador Dave Sharma in Beersheba, July 15, 2014. (Photo credit: Courtesy of the Australian embassy)
Australian Ambassador Dave Sharma in Beersheba, July 15, 2014. (Photo credit: Courtesy of the Australian embassy)
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