Elderly couple survive three Hamas assaults on home in Kibbutz Yitzhak


October 20, 2023

Vivian Roitman (center) with her neighbors, Louis and Carla, who along with 3 other members of their family were kidnapped by Hamas terrorists and taken to the Gaza Strip on Oct. 7, 2023.

(JNS) - "You're not going out. You are not going out."

Those were 63-year-old Vivian Roitman's fateful words to her 72-year-old husband Menachem on the morning of Oct. 7, after the Hamas terrorists who had ransacked their home in southern Israel and failed to open the door to the safe room in which they were hiding had left the house.

She didn't know it then, but the terrorists would be back less than two hours later for another attempt to murder or kidnap them, and then again for a third attempt some two hours after that.

"I cannot believe we made it out alive," she told JNS on Thursday....

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