MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - As the conflict in Israel rages on, more evacuees arrived in South Florida.
7News cameras captured families reuniting as another flight landed at Miami International Airport, Monday morning.
While the new arrivals are happy to be back in Miami, they returned with heavy hearts and anger due to what is going on Israel.
“To go on such a high from the holiday and just to have everything crashing down like that, very surreal,” Yaakov said. “The whole experience was so surreal,”
Mothers who spoke with 7News said their sons decided to stay in Israel to assist families and pack meals for soldiers.
“They have two sirens while we were at the airport getting ready to take off, and so we had to go into the bomb shelter twice,” Bracha Pitch said. “At the airport, when we pulled up at the airport, we can hear the rockets landing and the booms.”
Pitch traveled with her friend Anne Deaker, who both have sons that are studying in Israel and decided to stay and help.
“Making meals, cleaning bomb shelters, they are helping women take care of children who are autistic, and they don’t get a break,” Deaker said. “These boys, makes me so proud.”
The pride they have for their children and their people is what’s getting them through this difficult time.
“I have faith and trust and we’re going to take care of our country, our citizens and our people,” Pitch said.
The families that spoke with 7News are urging for people to pray for the ones that are sill in Israel as they continue to fight in the war.
The next direct flight coming from Tel Aviv will arrive Thursday morning.
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