Video: Israeli Child Recalls When Hamas Rockets Hit His Home
StandWithUs posted a video of an Israeli boy sharing the details of a Hamas rocket striking his home while he’s in a room with his dad, who was hospitalized in the strike.
The boy, identified in the video as Shalev Levy, said that when the first rocket alarm went off, he and his dad, Avi, stayed in a bomb shelter; when it ended Avi went outside.
Suddenly, another rocket alarm sounded and then Shalev heard a “boom.”
“When I went out to see what was happening, I saw that in my sister’s room there was a smoke and fire and I went to the living room and dad shouted and told me to leave the house quickly,” Shalev said. “When he said that I saw that his arm was bleeding.”
The video ends with Shalev saying that he used a cloth to bandage his father’s arm and then asked his neighbors for help.
— StandWithUs (@StandWithUs) August 9, 2018
According to the UK Guardian, Hamas and other Gaza terror group launched more than 180 projectiles into Israel; Israel has responded with 150 airstrikes into Gaza. Three Palestinians have died and numerous Israelis have been injured.
Hamas is claiming that there is a ceasefire agreement between them and Israel; Israel is denying this but acknowledged “that quiet would be met with quiet,” per the Times of Israel.
To get an idea of the constant barrage of threats those in southern Israel have to had to deal with lately:
This is the horrible reality that Israelis are facing due to Hamas firing hundreds of rockets at them. Israel’s restraint is incredible. Imagine if Mexico did this to us. pic.twitter.com/lEadlL8vwM
— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) August 9, 2018
Oshrit Sabag, who resides in Nahal Oz, told the Guardian, “We’re mostly scared that there will be another war. We’ve had tens of fires. Houses were burnt. Now rockets and mortar bombs. It’s chaos.”