Jan 11, 2005 - Nissim Arbiv, 26, of Nissanit in the Gaza Strip died of wounds suffered in a mortar shell attack while working in the Erez Industrial Zone on January 2.
Nissim Arbiv was working at the Auto Boutique car repair shop, and was standing outside the building, when mortar shells fired from the Gaza Strip exploded near him. Mortally wounded in the chest, he died nine days later. Two others were wounded in the attack, for which Hamas claimed responsibility.
Yossi Vaknin, secretary of the Nissanit community, relates: "Nissim came to Nissanit about three years ago. He was very good natured; he and his wife were a quiet couple, young people starting to build their lives."
Nissim Arbiv was buried in Ashkelon. He is survived by his wife, Mital, and their two and a half year old son, Shalev.