According to a witness who lived in Kibbutz, a small locality near Gaza, they had received a Kibbutz-wide text telling them the outside was not safe before militants shot at their homes for 18 straight hours.
For the next 18 hours he felt “complete, paralyzing terror”, he said. “They didn’t stop shooting at our home.”
“I heard people talking in Arabic. And all the time, shooting, we heard shooting like automatic fire.”
They froze and the army came to take them.
“It looked like something between a warzone and pure hell. Bodies everywhere and, and bullet holes everywhere. And my wife’s parents are nowhere to be found,” he told Reuters in Herzliya north of Tel Aviv.
The Israeli military said on Monday it had called up 300,000 reservists and was imposing a total blockade of the Gaza Strip, as they might be planning something big since the Hamas group killed hundreds of Israelis and took dozens hostage.
Hundreds of Palestinians, including women and children, have been killed in retaliatory air strikes.
The Hamas group has threatened to kill the captives if Israel touches their civilians.