Released for Publication: The first person killed by the 6pm Hamas mortar attack was Zeev Etzion (55) — the “Ravshatz” (IDF security coordinator) for the Eshkol community of Kibbutz Nirim.
The name of the second person killed by the 6pm Hamas mortar attack on Kibbutz Nirim in the Eshkol region yesterday evening is Kibbutz member Shachar Melamed (43). He is survived by hia parents, wife, and 3 children.
Another person remains in serious condition, one in moderate, and 2 were lightly wounded.
May the memories of Zeev Etzion and Shachar Melamed be a blessing.