An Israeli reserve soldier who was seriously wounded by rocket fire from Gaza on Wednesday has succumbed to his wounds on Thursday.
Boris Yarmolnik, 28, a resident of the Israeli city of Netanya, was wounded along with five other soldiers in Wednesday’s incident, and was suffering from a serious head wound when he was taken to Soroka Medical Center, Be’er Sheva. The remaining soldiers, who are still in hospital, are all lightly wounded.
Yarmolink is the second soldier who has been killed as part of the eight days of Israeli’s Gaza offensive, Operation Pillar of Defense, which ended on Wednesday with a cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.
The death raised to six the number of Israeli victims of the fighting.
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