The Israel Defense Forces say a civilian has died from critical wounds suffered when a Hamas anti-tank missile hit a car in the area near the Erez Crossing at the northern end of Gaza.
The IDF identified the weapon used as a Russian-made Kornet missile.
As of Sunday afternoon, 13 people in Israel were hit by rockets, missiles and mortar shells from the Gaza Strip, including two seriously injured, two moderately injured and six lightly wounded, according to the Magen David Adom ambulance service.
Two Israeli men who were critically injured in separate attacks from the Gaza Strip have been pronounced dead in Ashkelon’s Barzilai Medical Center.
The two men had been critically injured when a rocket fired from Gaza directly hit the factory in which they were working in Ashkelon. Another man at the site was moderately wounded.
In response to the rocket attacks, the Israeli Air Force on Sunday bombed a vehicle in Gaza City carrying a Hamas field commander who was responsible for funneling money from Iran to Gaza terror groups, killing him and wounding three others. The army also targeted dozens of sites connected to terrorist organizations throughout the Strip, including the homes of many terrorist leaders that the military said were used as weapons caches.
The Golan Infantry Brigade is being sent to the Gaza border as reinforcement, in addition to the 7th Armored Brigade, which was sent to the area earlier in the day, the army says.
The U.S. State Department and European leaders have condemned the rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, urging immediate escalation of the border situation.