“The most important thing is that everybody is ok, “the brothers said, but added that “it’s a very unpleasant feeling” to witness the destruction.
The Wolf family includes father Robert, mother Susan — who was moderately wounded in the attack — and four children: Talia, Daniel and two younger children. Daniel and his wife also resided in big family home and their two children were lightly wounded when the rocket hit.
The Wolf's had five dogs, two of which died when the rocket hit. A third dog, Phoebe, was thought to be dead but turned up Tuesday morning, awaiting the family amid the ruins. “We keep trying to bring her (to where we are now staying) but she just runs back home,” said the brothers.
The brothers now await CT results to get a better idea on how Susan, their mother, is doing. “They thought she’ll need an operation, but that might not be necessary. We are hoping for the best,” they said.
“The whole house needs to be destroyed, it’s impossible to rebuild. We’ll have to build a new home from scratch,” said Daniel.
“The law says we have to destroy what’s left of it, "Talia said. “But we’ll build it again. Meanwhile, whoever isn’t in the hospital is staying with me, it’s five minutes away.”
“People suffer these consequences every day down south,” said the shaken family members, referring to the Gaza Strip border Israeli communities, who endure Hamas attacks regularly. “It’s horrible that it’s not taken as seriously as attacks on central Israel are.”
The family lamented the loss of valuables in the wreckage. “We had things that belonged to our great grandparents, we’re sad but at the end of the day — things are only things… We survived. It will all be ok; we’re doing what we have to. We’re a strong family and we support each other,” they said.