Local Israeli-American Family Keeps Close Watch on Gaza Conflict

By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

Uri and Gali Geva call College Station home now, but both are originally from Israel.

"Other than my immediate family, which is my folks and sister, everyone is there," said Uri Geva.

The couple was in Israel as fighting near Gaza escalated. Uri and Gali's daughter, Maya, just returned today.

"Gali's brother is in the artillery and that's one thing we always worry when things like this happen is, will it escalate to the point where he gets called up and he's in the line of fire," said Geva. "You hope they don't get called to go into Gaza."

The couple gets Israeli television channels by satelite.

"You wanna make sure that people that you know and areas that you know are not being hit," said Geva.

For now, the Gevas are confident their relatives are safe.

"The rockets at this stage, at this war, do not have the range to get to the center of the country which is where all our family and friends are from,' said Geva.

Although attacks in Israel are nothing new, Uri says it doesn't make this newest battle any easier to watch.

"Its tough to see it because you know you grow up there and you become very aware of the problem and you want to solve it," said Geva. "You get taught peace songs and dreams of living in harmony and peace with all the neighbors."

Dreams that for now, aren't yet a reality.


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