Israeli woman dies months after wounds from Gaza rocket

Jerusalem (AFP) –


An Israeli woman wounded by Palestinian rocket fire from the Gaza Strip in November 2018 has died from her injuries, officials said Monday.

The southern coastal city of Ashkelon, where she lived, announced the death of Nina Genisdanova in a statement. Israeli media said she was 74 and died last week.

An exchange of fire in November 2018 saw seven Gazans killed in 24 hours, while a Palestinian labourer from the occupied West Bank was killed when a rocket hit a building in Ashkelon.

Around 460 rockets and mortar rounds were fired from Gaza during the flare-up, wounding 27 people in Israel, three of them severely.

Militants in Gaza, ruled by Islamist movement Hamas, regularly aim rockets at Ashkelon, whose centre is just 11 kilometres (seven miles) from the enclave's border.

Mass protests and clashes erupted along the border of the blockaded Gaza Strip in March 2018.

At least 308 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in Gaza since the protests and clashes began, the majority during the demonstrations.

Eight Israelis have been killed in Gaza-related violence over the same period.

Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since 2008.