7-Year-Old Saves Great-Grandmother in Ashdod

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) -

A 7-year-old boy apparently saved his great-grandmother’s life during an attack on Ashdod by helping her into a protected room just seconds before a Gaza rocket blew a hole in their living room wall.

The projectile landed on the road outside the house, shattering all the windows on the bottom floor and destroying a wall, The Jerusalem Post reported.

When David Khashdi, 7, saw that his great-grandmother, Fiala Danilov, 75, did not hear the siren warning, he urged her into the protected room.

David sustained a minor injury to his leg from glass fragments that flew into the room just as they were closing the door. He was treated at a local medical center and released.

The explosion also left pockmarks on the exterior wall of the Danilov home and totally wrecked a parked car.

Next door, the Shochat family had their tale of salvation to tell, as well.

Elisha Shochat believes that G-d intervened to save his life on Monday afternoon.

He had been ignoring the sirens, while his wife, Leah would obey the civil defense instructions and run into the safe room.

“He never goes in. I go in, but he never goes. He says you go in,” she said.

But when the siren went off on Monday afternoon, Elisha said, for reasons that he cannot explain, he got up from his chair and entered the protected room.

“I don’t know why. It was G-d,” said Elisha who wears a black kippah, as he held up his hands and looked up toward the ceiling.

From inside, he heard a tremendous explosion that shook the house. “I could hear breaking glass,” Elisha recalled. “I was shaking afterwards,” he said. “I was in shock.”