Itai and Hadar Berdichevsky, a courageous young Israeli couple, faced unimaginable terror in their home in Kfar Gaza. Just three miles east of Gaza, their peaceful life was shattered when Hamas operatives broke in. In an act of incredible bravery, they hid their 10-month-old twins in a shelter, shielding them from harm as Hamas gunmen entered their home.
Dvir Rosenfeld, a resident of Kfar Aza, where the attack occurred, described the horrifying experience.
He and his family found refuge in a shelter, but Hadar Berdichevsky, his sister, was tragically killed while trying to feed her twin boys. She had left her shelter momentarily, likely to fetch bottles for her babies, and that’s when the terrorists entered her apartment.
Hadar’s body was found in the kitchen, while her husband, Itai, was discovered between their baby sons, who miraculously survived. Itai had fought fiercely to protect his family. He knew the peril his wife and sons faced, and his unwavering bravery is a testament to his love and dedication.
The twins were left alone for a harrowing 14 hours, crying for food, water, and comfort. The neighbors could hear their cries but couldn’t help, as Hamas militants lingered outside, ready to attack anyone who ventured out. The heartbreaking situation left the community feeling helpless.
Israeli military secret agents eventually rescued the babies, finding them in dire need of care. The twins, Roi and Guy, were wet from sweat and tears, and their diapers had to be changed. They had lost their parents, and their world had been turned upside down.
The twins’ survival is a beacon of hope amidst the darkness of tragedy. Donations poured in for the family, but what matters most is the love and support they receive from their extended family. They will grow up hearing stories of their heroic parents, who sacrificed everything to protect them.
In the midst of this devastating conflict, their story is a reminder of the incredible resilience and courage that emerges even in the face of terror. As the death toll continues to rise on both sides, the Berdichevsky twins are a symbol of hope, and their loving family is determined to ensure that they grow up knowing the heroes their parents were.