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Afik Zahavi:
Qassam Rocket Victim

Qassams Kill: Qassam Rocket Victim Afik (Ohayun) Zahavi

Afik Zahavi lived in the Israeli town of Sderot, inside the supposedly "recognized" international borders of Israel. Afik was four years old when a "harmless" Qassam rocket killed him. June 28, 2004 began as another hot summer day, but it was the last day in his short life. At 8:15 a.m. a Qassam rocket fired by Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip struck near a nursery school in the northern Negev town of Sderot, killing Afik Zahavi and Mordechai Yosepov, aged 49.

Ruth Zahavi  was taking her son Afik to the Lilach nursery school when the rocket hit, critically wounding her. Ten other Sderot residents were lightly hurt. These were the first fatalities in scores of Qassam attacks over the past two years. Three other Qassams fired that morning did not hit anyone.

At Afik's funeral, his father, Yitzhak, prostrated himself on the small body and wept, "I love you Afik. I will see you everywhere. Look how many people are here accompanying you." The boy's mother remained in intensive care in Beersheba's Soroka Hospital.

Sderot Mayor Eli Moyal said in his eulogy, "What can I tell you, child? You have seen nothing, you don't know anything of war and peace. You are pure and clean. But my child, we have neighbors who are animals, murderers. We will not forget and not forgive."

Moyal turned to the bereaved father and said: "Your son's death will not be in vain. We will demand a price from those who sent the rocket. We won't let this happen again."

He promised, but it would be a long time before the promise could be fulfilled. Israel was powerless to act against terrorists while the international community, convinced that the rockets are "harmless" urged restraint, and then more restraint and then more restraint.

Minister-without-Portfolio Natan Sharansky said in his eulogy: "You may have dreamt of being a hero, you may have dreamt of being a soldier. But here children, as in all the Israeli nation, become soldiers and the entire country turns into a front. You fell like a soldier. They say we don't want peace. That is not true. We want peace, but with whom? With those who send Qassams to murder our children? We will reach the murderers."

Afik Zahavi was a victim of Islamist extremist terrorist war crimes and collective punishment.

A Memorial page for Mordechai Yosepov and Afik Zahavi

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