American Congressman and Family Forced to Shelter from Hamas Rocket Fire in Israel

Grayson Larkspur

Updated Monday, October 9, 2023 at 5:09 AM CDT

American Congressman and Family Forced to Shelter from Hamas Rocket Fire in Israel

Rep. Dan Goldman, a Democrat from New York, recently experienced the terrifying reality of living under constant threat of rocket attacks while visiting Israel with his family. As a foreign correspondent for Trending News, Trey Yingst reported on the harrowing ordeal faced by the Goldman family as they sought shelter from Hamas terrorists.

The attacks took place on Shabbat and Simchat Torah, two holy Jewish holidays, adding to the distress and fear experienced by the Goldmans. Forced to take refuge in a hotel, the family sought safety in the interior stairwell as rockets rained down on the city.

Fortunately, the Goldmans were able to depart for New York early Sunday morning, thanks to the assistance of the State Department and Israeli authorities. Rep. Goldman expressed his gratitude for their support and emphasized the importance of Americans coming together to support Israel's right to defend itself from terrorism and war crimes.

The situation in Israel remains dire, with at least 1,100 people killed and thousands more wounded in the ongoing terrorist attacks. Hamas continues to launch rockets and deploy ground militants, while Israel responds with retaliatory strikes targeted at Gaza.

Israel's air missile defense system, known as the Iron Dome, plays a crucial role in protecting the country from short-range rockets. Capable of intercepting rockets in the air, the Iron Dome has been instrumental in preventing further casualties and damage.

The attacks have not only affected politicians but also ordinary citizens. Michal Ravav, an Israeli woman living in the kibbutz Nirim, bravely defended her home and children from Hamas terrorists. When she heard shouting in Arabic, she realized that terrorists had infiltrated the kibbutz. Acting quickly, she took her two children to a safe room in their home.

Ravav's husband, a police officer, positioned himself at the front of the house to monitor the terrorists. When they approached, Ravav ran to the safe room and closed the door. She later heard her husband engaging the terrorists in a firefight, ultimately killing one of them.

The militants, undeterred, threw a grenade at the safe room's door and began shooting at it and the window. Ravav and her husband prepared themselves for whatever might come through the door, aiming their firearms at it. Despite their desperate situation, they managed to send frantic texts for help, although they remained in the house for at least seven hours.

Finally, Israeli soldiers arrived and e*****ed the family to a "group location" within the kibbutz. However, they are still awaiting evacuation from the area as the violence continues to escalate.

The Israeli government has officially declared war, marking the first time since the Yom Kippur War of 1973. Tragically, at least 700 people have lost their lives in Israel due to the attacks, and there are reports of women and children being taken hostage by Hamas terrorists.

The situation in Israel remains volatile, with ongoing violence and casualties on both sides. The international community must stand united in condemning these acts of terrorism and supporting efforts to bring peace and stability to the region.

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