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‘Superwomen’: Israel hails two Keralites who saved lives of elderly couple from Hamas attack

Two girls from Kerala working as caregivers of an aged couple in Israel additionally grew to become their lifesavers in the course of the 7 October assault on that nation by insurgents from the Hamas outfit, which controls Gaza.

The Israeli Embassy in India, in a put up on social media platform X, has hailed the 2 Keralites – Sabitha and Meera Mohanan – as “Indian superwomen”.

It additionally shared the viral video of Sabitha during which she narrates what occurred on 7 October  when Hamas group launched a shock assault on Israel.

In her video message, Sabitha vividly describes the harrowing incident when she and Mohanan bravely protected themselves and the aged couple they had been caring for.

Gripping the door deal with of the security room inside the home tightly, they courageously held on, stopping the attackers from breaking in regardless of the hail of bullets coming their means.

Of the aged couple they had been caring for, the girl was affected by ALS illness, she stated.

Recounting the sequence of occasions that unfolded on that day, Sabitha stated that round 6.30 am they heard sirens and bumped into the security room.

They, thereafter, acquired a name from the couple’s daughter who instructed them that issues had been uncontrolled within the space – a kibbutz known as Nir Oz close to the border with the Gaza strip – and to lock all of the doorways of the home.

“Within a few minutes after that, we heard terrorists breaking into the house. shooting and breaking the glass.”

“We called the daughter back asking what to do and she told us to hold on to the door handle of the safety room and not let go,” Sabitha, who has been working in Israel for the final three years stated.

Each girls held on to the door deal with for over four-and-a-half hours because the attackers hit and rained bullets on it and demanded that they open it, she stated.

“The terrorists had entered our house around 7.30 am. They destroyed everything in the house. We did not know what was going on in the house. Around 1 pm, we heard more shooting and the father of the house said that the Israeli Defence Forces have arrived to rescue us,” she stated.

After the IDF arrived, all of them went outdoors and noticed that the issues inside the home had been utterly destroyed and looted, she stated.

“We do not have anything. They looted us completely, including Meera’s passport. My emergency bag (containing important documents) was also taken by them,” Sabitha stated.

She stated that one thing like this had by no means been skilled by both of them.

“We knew missiles would be falling and when that happens we have to get inside the safety room. We are to also keep our emergency bag inside the safety room, but on that day we did not have time for anything,” she added.

The struggle that started on October 7 has change into the deadliest of 5 Gaza wars for either side.

The Gaza Well being Ministry stated 2,778 Palestinians have been killed and 9,700 wounded. One other 1,200 individuals throughout Gaza are believed to be buried below the rubble, alive or useless.

Greater than 1,400 Israelis have been killed, and at the very least 199 others, together with kids, had been captured by Hamas and brought into Gaza, in line with Israel.



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