SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – San Francisco businessman Manny Yekutiel of Manny’s within the Mission District is in Israel visiting his household. KRON4 spoke with him about being in what’s now a struggle zone.
“Think about a missile rains down from the sky to 18th and Castro and blows up badlands. Think about having to go to mattress at evening realizing that that’s potential. And that’s what individuals are residing with right here,” he mentioned. “They usually’re scared. I’ve 9 nieces and nephews. My sisters each have new infants which might be simply a few weeks, a pair months outdated. They must be close to a bomb shelter. It’s critical.”
Manny had been visiting his household within the mountains of Wager Shemesh however left for Tel Aviv Monday morning to assist with aid efforts.
“There have been most likely 1,000 individuals, all ages. Of us had been coming in with purchasing carts filled with issues. After which these issues had been sorted and moved to numerous stations, after which packing containers had been packed that had been going to the north on the Lebanon border and south to the… I assume wherever the type of army actions taking place, and likewise separate packages group for households who’ve been affected by every little thing that gone on. It made me notice how a lot Israel can be a household and the way bonded and related the individuals listed below are by means of hardship,” he mentioned.
Manny says he’ll proceed to assist till he’s scheduled to return to the Bay Space subsequent week. He says after seeing video of the weekend protests and counter-protests in San Francisco, he hopes individuals will take further time to review what’s happening.
“The actual horrors of what occurred occurred within the Southern south of Israel the place harmless individuals, unarmed individuals of their properties or out in fields or out at work, had been taken away or simply killed and murdered in chilly blood. That’s not resistance. There’s honor and resistance that’s barbaric, and that’s terrorism,” he mentioned.