Gaza rocket kills Negev man at kibbutz

By Jessica Elgot, March 18, 2010
A Kassam rocket killed a migrant worker in the northern Negev

A Kassam rocket killed a migrant worker in the northern Negev

A man has been killed by a Kassam rocket fired by Gaza terrorists. It exploded next to him when it hit a kibbutz in the northern Negev, Nativ Ha’asara.

The man is believed to be a migrant worker from Thailand who was working in the kibbutz’s greenhouse.

The rocket is the third to have hit the region in the past 24 hours, after riots in Jerusalem and protests in the Gaza Strip over Israel’s plan to build 1,600 new homes in East Jerusalem.

Two women have been treated for shock, but no-one else has been reported injured.

Foreign Office Minister Ivan Lewis strongly condemned the attack. He said: "The UK condemns the rocket attack carried out by militants in Gaza. All terrorist attacks directed against Israel are unacceptable and should be condemned by all those who are committed to peace and stability in the middle east.

"It is now more urgent than ever before that we see the resumption of meaningful negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians to create a two state solution. We are actively engaged in supporting the efforts of the US to create the conditions for negotiations to begin as soon as possible."

Last updated: 4:51pm, March 18 2010