While reports have come out that no Israelis were killed or injured during yesterday's terror attack in Istanbul, many citizens of the Jewish state were present at the time of the bombings. The Jerusalem Post spoke to several of the Israeli witnesses about the carnage and chaos they witnessed:
Gur, an Israeli who was in the terminal around 9 p.m. local time on Tuesday told Channel 10: "There was a big mess here. Shooting, and a lot of smoke. We're waiting to see what happened. I was after check-in, in the lounge. They made everyone run from place to place, but didn't tell us anything. Nobody knew what to do."
Gur described the moments when he first realized that a terror attack was taking place. "First there was shooting and then there was a very big explosion, and then another blast."
David, another Israeli who was on the scene described seeing "a stampede of thousands of people escaping from the inferno and falling down hysterically."
Another Israeli who withheld his name said that, "We arrived in a group of 10 Israelis, exactly when the incident was occurring. We saw people crying and yelling. The workers rushed everyone to the other side of the terminal. We realized immediately that it was a terror attack. It was horrific. We saw children crying and being trampled on, it was a very unpleasant sight..."