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Ella Abukasis:
Qassam Rocket Victim

Ella (Ayala Haya) Abukasis, 17, was mortally wounded when a Qassam rocket fell on Sderot on January 15, 2005. She died January 18. She gave her life to shield her brother Tamir, who was released from hospital on the same day his sister was declared brain dead. Hundreds of people attended her funeral in Sderot. 

Family and friends hoped and prayed she would make a recovery. But on Friday she was disconnected from the equipment that had been keeping her alive artificially.

Ayala was killed on a happy day, a family reunion, and the birthday of one of her nieces. Ayala acted as the guardian of her younger brother from the outset of the Palestinian Qassam rocket attacks.  She accompanied him everywhere, slept alongside him, waited outside the bathroom for him and went with him to the computer on the second floor of the family's home.

In the evening, Ayalah and Tamir went to give support to another bereaved family. Ayalah and Tamir were with friends when the siren sounded, giving them 20 seconds warning of an incoming missile. They did not have time to take cover, so she shielded Tamir, who escaped with relatively minor wounds when the rocket fell and exploded alongside them, and she was fatally wounded.

At the funeral, her father read a passage from a letter, found in her room, in which she wrote that there were times "when we witness life ending in a moment."

MK Amir Peretz, former mayor of Sderot, was among those who attended the funeral and eulogized Abukasis, along with incumbent mayor Eli Moyal. There were no government representatives.

"She was returning after trying to give support to another bereaved family and heard the warning siren that a Kassam was on the way," said Peretz. "She didn't think twice and immediately shielded her brother. She wanted to hug him and protect him and she did that as if she was one of the most courageous fighters."

Moyal expressed the hope that Abukasis would be the last victim of Qassam rocket attacks or any other Palestinian terrorist operations

Ella Abukasis was a victim of Islamist extremist terrorist war crimes and collective punishment.

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