Kas­sam rocket kills TV star’s mother-in-law

The Jewish Chronicle - - Front Page - BY ALEX KAS­RIEL

THE MOTHER-IN-LAW of co­me­dian Paul Kaye has been killed in a rocket at­tack near the Gaza Strip.

Mrs Shuli Katz, a 69-year-old nurse, was visit­ing her sis­ter-in-law, Le­ora, in Moshav Ye­sha when the mis­sile fell within a yard of her on Mon­day.

Her son, Yariv, 40, had left her side mo­men­tar­ily and sur­vived the blast. Nei­ther had time to find cover when the siren sounded.

Mr Kaye, 42, whose al­ter ego Den­nis Pen­nis hood­winked celebri­ties on the red car­pet, at­tacked Pales­tini­ans for cel­e­brat­ing suc­cess­ful ter­ror at­tacks.

“To think that the Pales­tini­ans were hand­ing out sweets in Gaza af­ter a sui­cide bomb­ing, it’s sick. The idea of peo­ple cel­e­brat­ing Shuli’s death is just too aw­ful,” he said.

“I have no hate for the Pales­tini­ans. They have in­no­cents who suf­fer daily, of course. It is those who fight a war against Is­rael I ab­hor.

“By proxy, they have no com­pas­sion for their own peo­ple as they know full well the re­tal­i­a­tion that will fol­low. Jews and Arabs have a long his­tory of co-ex­is­tence and ac­cep­tance but Jews and Ji­had can only ever bring death and more death.”

He said of his brother-in-law: “He’s in a ter­ri­ble state. He was very close to his mother.”

In a bit­ter irony, Le­ora had planned to visit Mrs Katz at her home on Kib­butz Gvaram near Ashkelon. But she was too afraid to make the trip af­ter rock­ets struck Ashkelon the day be­fore so Mrs Katz de­cided to visit her.

Her death fol­lows a fa­tal rocket at­tack last Fri­day in which Jimmy Kdoshim, 48, was killed as he worked in the gar­den of his home on Kib­butz Kfar Aza.

Some 40 fam­i­lies from the kib­butz have now said that they will leave the border com­mu­nity rather than live un­der fire.

Mr Kaye says that this is now the re­al­ity for many Is­raeli fam­i­lies. “They have all been to war. They have lived their

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