The Iron Lions
Testimonials from the war in israel, Oct 23'
Hamas killed mom and dad
I pretended to be dead and they didn't take me. They took the three girls, the twins' parents, and everyone else alive to Gaza
Our friends came onto the evacuation bus with bullets and grenade shrapnel in their bodies.
We accepted our coming death. We hid our 4.5 year old son, and told him not to make any noise no matter what he heard.
"My parents were murdered in front of me. My mom died on top of me. Hamas burned our house."
"I played dead, bullets miraculously grazed my hair. I watched people being kidnapped, murdered, and burned inside cars."
"I saw people being shot to death. I saw the smile on the terrorist's face when he shot the girl who was with me and she fell to her death"
"I was inside the shelter with my son, when the terrorists literally turned our house upside down and destroyed everything."
"The sight of charred houses, burned while the families were inside, the stench of corpses still lingering in the air"
"Shiri and the children were kidnapped. Later, we received a report that the parents and the Biebs family had also been kidnapped."
"The terrorist took my grandmother's phone and posted her dead body on her Facebook's profile"
"We don’t have any way to hide anymore. We hear them behind us. The gunfire doesn’t stop"
"I see the white handkerchief - Hamas. They’re yelling, “Itabah El Yahud (Murder the Jews)."
"We saw cars with holes in them, bodies thrown, sights I will never forget."
"Neighbors are begging for help, while outside there’s shooting, terrorists, and a house with a baby inside catches fire."
Hadas Krihely David
"Many of my parents' friends were kidnapped, murdered or burned alive."
Ornit Arbel Alfassi
"Amir stood with a knife for hours holding the shelter’s door handle. We lay on the floor in the dark, trying to calm each other in whispers."
Einav Mor Maoz
"During the "Nova" party, Inbar operated a painting booth. She is now held hostage by Hamas."
"They fired an RPG at us. They fired many rounds of gunfire at our shelter's metal door."
"We simply knew we couldn't stop and look back, because if you do either of those two things – you die."
"The terrorists threw stun grenades, shock grenades, and RPGs into our shelter. They dragged people out of our shelter."
"I was sitting on the children's dresser, clutching the handle of the door, as Hamas were trying to open it"
"Terrorists were everywhere in my parents' neighborhood. Many people I know were lying dead on the road in the most hideous way imaginable."
"The terrorists slaughtered people next to us."
"We hid in the bushes for 8 hours. We knew that even one wrong breath could result in our death."
"For hours and hours, the terrorists went from house to house and slaughtered everyone who was there."
Sophie Barzon Mckay
"When I went outside, I saw burned cars, dead bodies. My father was kidnapped to Gaza."
"Noya is autistic and Carmela is 80 years old with a heart condition. They are both held hostage by Hamas."
"Within 10 minutes, the people in the traffic jam were all slaughtered by Hamas."
Shelly Levaton Barel
"We tried to prevent the terrorists from entering our shelter, got shot while doing so, and were injured."
Diana and Moshe Rozen
"I whisper to the police officer over the phone in tears, and in my heart I scream that if he doesn't come now, we will be murdered."
"I can't get the smell of rotting corpses from my mind. Bodies swollen and teeming with maggots and flies. Mountains of bodies"
Dr. Levy Avraham
"Bodies were scattered in the field, there were gunshots everywhere. Now I understand that whoever ran into the road was murdered."
"They butchered us from point blank. Animals, they shot us, and you could tell they were enjoying this, laughing all the way."
"Shots were fired all around us. Many people that a moment ago were dancing and laughing, were struggling for their lives."
"My father-in-law and mother-in-law were murdered by Hamas. Hamas burned down the house with Yael, who is mentally disabled, inside."
Shir Raz Keidar
"My 2-year-old daughter watched her father get kidnapped. She woke up with weapons drawn in front of her face."
"An 18-year-old girl who celebrated her birthday four days earlier was bathed in her own blood."
"They threw grenades in. A burning sponge was thrown in to try and burn down the house and make me come out."
"She was a pregnant woman. Her stomach was butchered. The baby that was connected to the cord was stabbed."
"We saw genitals cut off, heads cut off of babies. Women have been raped, to the point where bones were broken."
"People were screaming "take me, save me." Vehicles almost ran people over."
"The terrorists surrounded us and shot from every direction; we only saw people being shot and falling to the ground."
"My kids saw their father and his girlfriend murdered before their eyes. They will never forget this trauma"