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