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aqueline Glicksman (R), 81, recounts jumping out of her safe room's window to escape Hamas terrorists on October 7, on her first visit to her ruined home since the attacks, in a report aired February 1, 2024 (Channel 12 screenshot; used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

The 81-year-old woman who climbed out the window to escape Hamas

Jaqueline Glicksman, 81, lived on her own in Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha until October 7, when Hamas terrorists overran the kibbutz and destroyed her home. On Thursday, she went back to her house for the first time since the attacks that started the war in Gaza.

“It hurts that they burned down my house, my life,” she told Channel 12 news. “Nothing is left.”

The elderly widow jumped out of the window of her safe room and ran 1.5 kilometers (almost a mile) to safety as terrorists set fire to her house.

Glicksman was raised in Morocco and educated in Paris. She moved to Ein Hashlosha with her husband in the late 1970s and lived there with their three children. Her husband passed away last year.

She said that on the morning of October 7, she went into her safe room when she heard the rocket sirens, but came out after a while and made herself a cup of coffee. She heard shouts of “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) outside, but did not know the extent of the danger until her son called her from America and told her to run for the safe room and turn out the lights.

READ MORE about this 81 -year-old hero at Times of Israel

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