A rocket from Gaza hit his neighbours’ house. He ran inside to save them

injured Israeli man
Robert Gasner, 63, recovering in hospital after running into a burning building hit by a Gazan rocket. (Credit: Kayla Rapps/Facebook)

Robert Gasner is a Canadian who recently moved to Ashkelon, Israel, about 10 km north of the Gaza Strip. When a rocket hit his neighbour’s house, the 63-year-old ran into the burning building to save a mother and her children, who were trapped inside.

In this exclusive Canadian interview, Gasner recalls the event on The CJN Daily, from the moment the bomb dropped to his recovery in the hospital. Thankfully, the family survived, and Gasner escaped with only scorched hands, a bloody head wound, a very sore throat—and an incredible story.

Listen in the podcast player above.

Relevant links

  • Catch Gasner’s interview on Fox News on his Facebook page
  • Watch The CJN’s short documentary about the current conflict, shot on the streets of Lod, at thecjn.ca
  • Read a first-person essay on life in a war zone at thecjn.ca

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