Abdullah Abu Geba, 34 years old, a laborer from Gaza who had been working in Israel for the past few days, was killed by a rocket hit in an open area near Shukda today (Saturday). Abu Geba, who works in the Gaza Strip with a work permit, is the father of six children, one of whom is a baby girl. He was evacuated from the scene to Soroka Hospital, but the medical staff had to pronounce him dead.
Abu Geba is married to 33-year-old Amira. They are parents to an 11-year-old girl, a 9-year-old boy, a 7-year-old girl, a 5-year-old boy, a 3-year-old girl and a baby, not yet a year old. Abdullah’s brother, Hamed Abu Geba, 39, who is married and has 8 children, was with him at the scene of the crash. He was seriously injured and was taken to Soroka Hospital for medical treatment. Both were hit by shrapnel from a rocket, which apparently fell near them.
The rocket landed today in the Shukda region. MDA medic Ephraim Luzon, who arrived at the scene, said: “We heard the alarms in the council and immediately entered a protected area. A few moments later we received a report from the call center about a number of casualties from a fall and immediately at the end of the barrage we went to the scene with the ambulance while we were protected. The 2 wounded were lying in containers in an open area while they were conscious and suffering from shrapnel injuries in their bodies. We gave them life-saving medical treatment and, together with a military medical force, we evacuated them to Soroka Hospital when they were in serious condition.”
“Near the entrance to Netivot, we were joined by a private vehicle that brought us an injured man who was conscious,” said MDA paramedic Nebo Nagler. He suffered from shrapnel in his upper body and after medical treatment that included stopping the bleeding, dressings and giving medication, we evacuated him for further treatment in the hospital as his condition is moderate.”