‘I Was Really, Really Scared’
Stand for Israel | April 29, 2019
One of those wounded in the anti-Semitic shooting attack at a California synagogue was an eight-year-old girl, there celebrating Passover with her family. Ynet News reports that little Noya Dahan was wounded along with her uncle, who reenacts their rush to safety:
Eight-year-old Noya Dahan had finished praying and gone to play with other children at her Poway, California synagogue when gunshots rang out out Saturday.
“I was scared, really, really scared,” said Noya, recalling how the group of children cried out of fear after a gunman entered Chabad of Poway on Saturday morning and started shooting. “I didn’t see my dad. I thought he was dead…”
“I saw the rabbi shout and scream and run towards the man who shot, then a bullet hit him and I saw two of his fingers were cut off, it was so scary,” she recounted…
“Then there was another bullet and he jumped and the bullet passed beneath him and went past me and hit my leg a little,” Dahan said.
Her uncle Almog Peretz then grabbed her and the other children, leading them outside as her leg bled from a shrapnel wound.
Peretz, who has been hailed as a hero for helping rush children out the door even as he too was injured, returned to the synagogue on Sunday, limping slightly from shrapnel wounds to his leg and pointing out to reporters where he ran when the gunman burst in.
“As I was running out the door [to the playground] he was behind me shooting at me…”