While hundreds of rockets fell on Southern Israel, hundreds more attended the funeral of Moshe Agadi. During the funeral services, several explosions were heard in the background.
Agadi aged 58, died on Saturday night when a rocket hit his Ashkelon home. He left behind his wife and 4 children, the youngest is barely 13 years old.
Agadi worked as a vegetable vendor in the city of Ashkelon and according to his brother ”he respected everyone and was loved by everyone”.
“We do not know how to move forward,” Agadi ‘s brother said in tears in an interview with Israeli radio Galei Tzahal. “My mother had 14 children and dozens of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I do not understand why now, at the end of her life, she had to lose a child.”
“Everyone who knows the Agadi family knows Moshe, he was a godly man … everyone can say how straight, right and kind he was,” Moshe’s brother concluded.
A relative of the deceased said, “It’s just unbelievable. I can’t believe it. He spent all Saturday reading Psalms, and when the siren went off he meant to go directly to the safe room, but he didn’t make it.”
“It got him where he was standing. I don’t know where we’ll find another man like him,” the relative said.
Since Saturday morning, more than 600 rockets have been fired from Gaza into Israel. In addition to Agadi, three other Israelis were killed by Hamas rockets.