Digital Originals

published : 2023-10-26

Miracles Amid Massacre: Father's Harrowing Account of Surviving Hamas Attack

Mati Dancyg describes the horrifying moments his family endured during the terrorist assault on Kibbutz Nir Oz in southern Israel.

Mati Dancyg, the father of three young girls, sharing a heartfelt account of surviving the brutal Hamas attack in Kibbutz Nir Oz. Photo taken with Nikon D850.

Mati Dancyg, a father of three young girls, recounts the miracles that saved his family from Hamas' brutal Oct 7. terrorist attack in Kibbutz Nir Oz.

Dancyg expresses his disbelief that someone would want to harm his daughters, feeling a constant fear for their lives.

Nearly half of Kibbutz Nir Oz's 400 residents were killed or captured during the harrowing assault orchestrated by Hamas.

Dancyg's beloved father, Alex Dancyg, a 75-year-old Holocaust educator, is believed to be held hostage in Gaza.

The attack plunged the once-beautiful village into a nightmare, with houses burning and people being slaughtered.

It all began with a missile alarm followed by messages of terrorists infiltrating the kibbutz.

A poignant moment captured as Dancyg reflects on the miracles that saved his family amidst the terrifying ordeal. Photo taken with Canon EOS R5.

Initially skeptical, Dancyg soon realized the gravity of the situation when he heard shouting in Arabic and gunshots.

To protect his family, Dancyg held the shelter door shut while staying alert to updates on his phone.

In a miraculous twist of fate, the terrorists failed to breach their shelter, sparing their lives.

Dancyg made thoughtful decisions to shield his young daughters from the traumatic reality by providing toys and filtering news reports.

He also commends his mother's heroic act of protecting her granddaughters during the attack, holding firm against the terrorists' attempts to break into their safe room.

Dancyg's sister and her family narrowly escaped, thanks to her husband's bravery and quick thinking.

Images of Kibbutz Nir Oz before the attack, showcasing its serene beauty with lush greenery and tranquil surroundings. Photo taken with Sony A7 III.

Despite their home being set on fire, they managed to reach the shelter just moments before the Israeli army arrived.

Dancyg's own home sustained minimal damage, but he no longer feels safe in Nir Oz and intends to relocate his family.

His priority is finding a safer place where he can protect his loved ones.

This harrowing account showcases the resilience and survival instinct of a family caught in the midst of terror and the strength of the human spirit.