Thirty Israeli kindergarten children avoided disaster as Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired mortars into Kibbutz Nir Oz.
A father of one of the children, Jan Berman, was wounded in the attack, as he shepherded the kids to safety.
Berman “was at the kibbutz children’s house with his wife.” He “pushed one of the nursery teachers and a child into the safe room, saving their lives,” according to Israel’s Ynet news.
The father sustained moderate to serious shrapnel wounds in the shoulder, according to Israel’s NRG News and other sources, and was evacuated to Soroka Hospital in Be’ersheva for treatment.
“I saw a lot of blood and he looked at me. He was so strong – he was really worried the kids would see him this way,” a teacher at the facility told Ynet.
“The wounded… actually shielded the children with his body,” a Magen David Adom (EMS service) paramedic said.
“There are [normally] 30 kids in that kindergarten, but, luckily, the structure is fortified, including the windows. There’s external damage, and cracked windowpanes, but none of the shards went inside the building,” a police official said.
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Source: The Algemeiner and Ynet News