Shir-el Friedman, 35, was sitting with her mother on a bench near their Sderot home before she was killed by a Qassam rocket Monday night. Noticing that her mother was cold, she walked home to fetch her a pullover.
There was no siren as Shir-el neared the small apartment where she had resided with her mother. The early detection system had failed. The rocket slammed into a parked car just as Shir-el was walking past it. Her upper body was hit by shrapnel and she fell, losing consciousness in a pool of her own blood.