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October 17, 2018 1:27 pm

Israeli Mother of Three Hailed as ‘Heroine’ After Saving Children From Home Hit by Gaza Rocket

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The home in Beersheba that was destroyed by a Gaza rocket, Oct. 17, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Amir Cohen.

An Israeli single mother of three sons is asking for the public’s help following Wednesday’s rocket attack in which her Beersheba home was destroyed.

“I don’t have a home,” Miri Tamano told Channel 10. “The memories are gone. Inside the house were closets full of everything — and now nothing remains. I don’t even have a bed.”

Tamano saved her children’s lives by rushing them to a shelter as the rocket warning sirens sounded shortly before 4 a.m. on Wednesday.

Tamano’s sister, Ora, called her sibling a “true heroine, a lioness.”

An acquaintance of the family has set up a GoFundMe page to help the Tamano and her children.

The rocket that struck Tamano’s home — launched by terrorists in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip — was carrying a 20-kilogram warhead.

This marked only the second time Beersheba — located around 40 kilometers from Gaza — has been targeted by rocket fire since the end of Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014.

During a visit to a military base near the Gaza border on Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “I have just finished an assessment with the heads of the IDF and the security establishment senior leadership. Israel views with utmost gravity the attacks against it on the fence, on the area adjacent to the Gaza Strip, on Beersheba — everywhere. I said, at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting [on Sunday], that if these attacks do not stop — we will stop them.”

“I want to tell you today as well — Israel will take very strong action,” he vowed.

Watch an IDF video showing the aftermath of the Beersheba rocket attack:

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