Moshe Agadi, father of four, is the 58-year-old man who died after being critically injured when a rocket hit a building in Ashkelon on Saturday night.
Moshe is the first Israeli fatality since the fighting began on Saturday and over 430 rockets were fired from Gaza into Israeli territory.
Moshe was hit with shrapnel to his chest as a rocket hit his home in Ashkelon on Saturday night, he died on his way to the hospital.
“Moshe went out for a cigarette between every few rocket sirens, that time he did not make it back in time into the sheltered room,” Moshe’s brother Shmulik told the Army Radio on Sunday morning. “They tried performing CPR on him as he was rushed to the hospital but he did not make it.”
Shai, another one of Moshe’s brothers told the Army Radio that “Moshe always showed his respect to everyone. We don’t know how to keep going, if Moshe was here he would give us hope, now we are helpless.”
Head of Labor Avi Gabbay wrote, “My condolences to the family of Moshe Agadi from Ashkelon who was killed by a rocket and sends best of wishes for the wounded. The residents of the south deserve to live in peace and security, just like anywhere else in the country.”
His funeral will be held today in the New Cemetery in Ashkelon at 4 p.m. Israel time.