November 30, 2023

Hadar Bachar, a 13-year-old girl, became the coordinator of her family’s fight to survive a Hamas attack. The armed Palestinian infiltrators on October 7 attacked Israeli border villages. The Bachars barricaded themselves in a “safe room,” but the terrorists tried to turn it into a death trap. Hadar took charge, calling for help while her family was injured. Neighbors’ text warnings alerted them to the terrorist intruders’ plan to use fire to smoke them out. They used tires to create thick, black smoke, but eventually, help arrived. More than 100 residents were killed, including Hadar’s brother, but her father expressed pride in her bravery.