Israel Confirms First Death As Palestinian Toll Nears 200

A 38-year-old Israeli man was killed by a Hamas rocket, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed Tuesday. The death marks the country’s first casualty in Israel’s latest round of conflict with Hamas, which is now in its second week. Nearly 200 Palestinians have been killed and more than 1,000 wounded in Israeli airstrikes that targeted alleged members of Hamas. The Israeli man was hit by shrapnel near Israel’s Erez border crossing with Gaza and died from his wounds. Israeli Rescue Services described the man as “an Israeli volunteer who was at the Erez border crossing to deliver food to soldiers” to CNN.

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