There are some 700 injured citizens being treated at Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba, Channel 12 reports, with many recounting the harrowing ordeals they faced in the Hamas assault.
Describing their experience as “a disaster,” one injured couple relates how they were driving to visit relatives in one of the communities near Gaza when they encountered a truck full of armed terrorists.
“We drove away, and later saw cars stopped on the road and people injured. We saw two more trucks and they opened fire at us.”
The couple sustained injuries but were able to drive away. They then hid in a forested area “for hours,” until they met soldiers who helped them, they said.
Since early Saturday, the country has been in a conflict with Hamas in Gaza, which launched an unprecedented ground, sea and air assault on southern Israel, including thousands of rockets.
Hundreds of terrorists breached the security fence and entered Israeli communities and cities, many riding pickup trucks.