A cancer patient attending the Supernova festival in Israel when Hamas terrorists invaded and slaughtered 260 innocent civilians on Oct. 7 survived a selfless act of heroism when he jumped on grenades in a bid to save others.
Raz Peri, who is battling lymphoma, said he was at the festival to “feel alive again” but had to quickly turn to survival mode as the invasion unfolded, he told CNN from his hospital bed.
The 20-year-old watched in horror as “40 to 50” Hamas terrorists gunned down fleeing festival-goers during the early stages of the attack.
“I saw the terrorists shooting one, two, three, and they go down,” Peri said.
He scrambled with four others for shelter in a roadside bunker, but one of the women screamed when they saw the terrorists approaching the hideout and speaking Arabic.
Peri, who is battling lymphoma, said he had been attending the Supernova festival to “feel alive again.”
Cancer patient Raz Peri jumped on Hamas grenades in a bid to save others attending the Supernova music festival in Israel. via CNN
He told the outlet that he “had nothing, just my hands” and was forced into a fistfight with one terrorist as they entered the doorway following the woman’s scream.
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Other Hamas invaders began firing at Peri but instead struck a hiding festival-goer in the leg.
The fight ended outside the shelter with Hamas terrorists accidentally shooting dead one of their own, the outlet reported.
Peri said he and others sought shelter in a roadside bunker and had to fight off a terrorist who entered before he was shot dead by his comrades.Raz Peri/Facebook
They quickly retreated back into the shelter, and then the remaining terrorists surrounded the structure and peered in with “crazy eyes,” before throwing multiple grenades inside.
Peri then selflessly threw his body onto the grenades to absorb the blast and save the others.
The explosion tore through his leg and left him partially unconscious, The Times of London reported.
After others in the group began helping the injured, one man hiding decided to leave, which prompted Hamas terrorists to come back into the shelter with their guns blazing.
The explosion from one of the grenades tossed in the bunker tore through Peri’s leg and left him partially unconscious.via CNN
The terrorists mercilessly killed several more innocent civilians, including a man and his wife.
Peri was shot in his stomach but survived because he pulled the dead woman’s body over himself and pretended to be dead.
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2005: Israel unilaterally withdraws from the Gaza Strip over three decades after winning the territory from Egypt in the Six-Day War.
2006: Terrorist group Hamas wins a Palestinian legislative election.
2007: Hamas seizes control of Gaza in a civil war.
2008: Israel launches military offensive against Gaza after Palestinian terrorists fired rockets into the town of Sderot.
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Over 1,400 Israelis are dead, more than 4,200 are wounded and at least 100 were taken hostage, with the death toll expected to rise after Hamas terrorists fired thousands of rockets and sent dozens of militants into Israeli towns.
Hamas terrorists were seen taking female hostages and parading them down the street in horrifying videos.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced “We are at war” and vowed Hamas would pay “a price it has never known.”
Gaza health officials report at least 3,000 Palestinians have been killed and more than 12,500 injured.
“I don’t feel pain at this time. I just listen for the cars to go away,” he told the outlet.
The ruthless terrorists then left the area, prompting Peri and others to go for help while two survivors stayed back.
Unfortunately, those who remained would be killed before help arrived, Peri shared.
“When I go to the town, everyone is dead. I saw girls with their pants down. I saw a knife in the body,” he told CNN, gesturing that the knife was sticking out of the girl’s chest.
Peri said he pulled a dead woman’s body over himself to play dead as the terrorists entered the shelter. via CNN
He found safety with a surviving family in a nearby town, who treated his wounds until further help arrived.
He has been recovering for the past 13 days at the Kaplan Medical Centre in Rehovot.
“I have cancer,” Peri said. “I go to the festival to listen to the music for my soul. What I have seen with my eyes I can never take this [away].”
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