A video recorded by Brazilian Letícia Silva de Albuquerque, from São José do Rio Preto (SP), shows one of the more than 10 times she and her friends have had to run this week to a shelter area on the property, where they live. in Israel.
a Resumption of the conflict between Israel and Palestine Since Monday (10), with more than a thousand rockets fired at Israel by Hamas, this has affected lives inside and outside the stadium of Letizia, a footballer for the Hapoel Beer Sheva team.
When the sirens sound, the 25-year-old and her friends take shelter in a basement, a fortified location on the property they live in.
“We are not training and we cannot leave the house. Yesterday I played here eight times. You hear the sirens day and night, so we are on alert today, I also played four times already. We are smart when you hear the sirens, but we are fine, thank God.” St 1.
Footballer Letizia spoke about the routine in Israel – Photo: Personal Archive
Most of the attacks targeted the city of Tel Aviv and its environs. In response, Israeli forces carried out deadly bombings in Gaza, leaving dozens dead. As of Wednesday night, at least 70 people have been killed, 65 in Gaza and seven in Israel.
The player has been in Israel since October 2020 to play football. However, the first visit was in 2018 and 2019. Letizia also played with the Brazilian national team for those under 17 and under 20.
“When I came around the same time it happened, but this time the confrontation ended.”
“The impression was that he would go home. He was very scared. To keep the sanity, he is God alone. As for me, peace is now, because I saw him before. The other girls on the first day in Beijing out of fear,” he says.
A ladder takes a soccer player to a shelter in Israel – Photo: Personal Archive
A week of clashes between Israel and Palestine: see stunning photos
The confrontations between Hamas and Israel began a month after the attacks between Arabs and Jews in East Jerusalem, a Palestinian area in the city of Jerusalem that has been occupied by Israel since 1967.
There the Palestinians face the possibility of being expelled. During some of the most important days of Ramadan, the period of Muslim fasting and prayer, there were rallies from the Israeli extreme right in the Palestinian areas of the city. Conflicts occurred and more than 700 Palestinians were injured.
In response, Hamas began firing rockets from the Gaza Strip. Then Israel bombed in response.
Israel says more than 1,000 rockets have been fired from Gaza since Monday night – Photo: Reuters / via BBC