As red alert sirens sounded in central Israel this morning, Israelis scrambled to their bomb shelters and safe rooms. But, Ynet News tells us, the nightmare was just beginning for one family who suffered seven injuries, whose pets were killed, and whose home was destroyed:
For one family, the nightmare was just beginning, for the rocket struck their home directly, leaving seven people wounded and killing their four dogs.
The rocket smashed through the roof of the house and exploded on the floor, creating a crater in the ground and sending the shrapnel flying through all areas of the house. The rocket was stuck in the ground and efforts were being made by the security forces to extract it.
"It's a miracle that nobody got killed," said Assi Dvilanski, a Magen David Adom paramedic who was one of the first responders at the scene.
Images from the scene of the rocket strike showed massive destruction. Parts of the house collapsed, showering a bedroom and the baby's crib inside with tiles and shingles. Rescue forces who arrived the scene began destroying parts of the building.
According to Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, who visited the scene of the attack, the family believes that their secure room saved their lives...