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Members of the Likud party hold a presser after meeting with President Reuven Rivlin at the President's Residence in Jerusalem on September 22, 2019, as Rivlin began consulting political leaders to decide who to task with trying to form a new government after the results of the country's general election were announced a few days ago.

Nina Gnesdenova, 74, z’l has died of her wounds after having been in a coma since November 2018 when she was wounded in a rocket attack.

Gnesdenova was seriously injured last November when a rocket launched by Gaza-based terrorists hit her home in Ashkelon.


The Ashkelon municipality released the information Sunday that she passed away last week.

Gaza terrorists launched a barrage of more than 400 rockets from Gaza aimed at civilian targets in mid-November 2018, wounding 55 Israelis in various locations throughout the south.

Some 100 rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system. The Israeli Air Force carried out extensive attacks against Hamas targets in Gaza.

Mahmoud Abu Asbah, 48, an Arab worker from the Hebron area was also killed in the attack. He was the first civilian casualty in the most intensive wave of attacks to strike Israel from Gaza since Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014.

The Ashkelon Municipality said in a statement Sunday evening that it was saddened by the loss.

Gnesdenova was hospitalized for months at Tel HaShomer Hospital in Tel Aviv. Upon learning of her passing, social workers contacted the family and have been providing them with the necessary assistance, the municipality said.

Ashkelon Mayor Tomer Glam spoke to Gnesdenova’s son Igor and expressed his sorrow. “Sadly, we have lost another resident in the never-ending war with the terrorist organizations in Gaza. I hope she will be the last victim,” he said.

Baruch Dayan HaEmet.


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Aryeh Savir is director of the International division of Tazpit News Agency.