“When my wife saw our daughter, she breathed a huge sigh of relief,” recalled the husband, formerly an officer in elite IDF unit. “There could have been so many terrible endings to this situation, but ours was a miracle.”
“Thank God, our situation ended the way it did, but people need to know that these kinds of things happen all the time in our region,” the father noted. “These situations can leave people in such trauma – ours was but a rare victory.”
“There are rocks thrown at our vehicles all the time, property and cars are stolen frequently, homes broken into – it’s the Wild West out here,” he added. “They see women driving and they think that they can do what they want.”
Naama Tzemach, 26, from the neighboring Neriya community, near Dolev, told Tazpit that residents in the communities of the Mateh Binyamin Regional Council live with miracles every day. “These kinds of things happen all the time. I’m scared to drive in certain areas because of what the Palestinians will do to us, but this is home at the end of the day.”
the mother of three, Tzemach said that “Anything can happen here, but God protects us – there’s no other way to explain what goes on here.”
About the Author: Anav Silverman is a regular contributor to Tazpit News Agency.
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