Rocket Attack in Israel: What Would You Do If This Was Your Home?

Last night, Hamas fired a rocket from the Gaza Strip hitting a residential building in central Israel, injuring seven civilians of the same family and killing their dogs.

The rocket landed on the Wolf family’s home in the small community of Mishmeret, roughly 30km north of Tel Aviv. Israel’s Magen David Adom ambulance service treated two women in the family who were moderately wounded and five others including three children who had minor wounds.

Before hitting the home in Mishmeret, last night’s attack triggered air sirens throughout the Sharon and Emek Hefer regions north of Tel Aviv, sending thousands of people out of their beds into shelters at 5 am Israeli time. Yesterday’s rocket is believed to have been fired from the Rafah area in southern Gaza, making it the farthest-reaching attack from the Gaza strip since the 2014 Gaza war.

The distance of the attack and serious damage the missile caused, prove that it was a premeditated effort by Hamas or the Iranian-supported Palestinian Islamic Jihad who have access to such long-range warheads necessary for the attack. 

A drone video by IDF of the rocket site showed the extent of the destruction of the family’s house that which been completely destroyed by the Hamas strike. Speaking after the incident, the owner of the home Robert Wolf said: “If we hadn’t gone to the bomb shelter in time, I would be burying all my family.”

Wolf’s point drives home an everyday reality for Israelis throughout the country. What would you do if this was your home?

Here is a video of a mother in southern Israel preparing her child for the worst case scenario... another rocket from Gaza:

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