One of the two Israelis killed in the mortar strike on Kibbutz Nirim in the Eshkol Regional Council is identified – 55-year-old Ze’ev Etzion, the security chief for the kibbutz.
Israel Radio reports that he was also a volunteer ambulance driver for Magen David Adom.
Another Israeli died on his way to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba. A man who was seriously injured was operated on and is currently in intensive care.
They were fixing electric problems caused by another mortar strike.