As more than 200 rocket blasts rained down in Israel Tuesday, one couple said their “I dos” inside a bomb shelter near the Gaza Strip.
Dor and Orel Huri’s makeshift wedding earned public attention after the groom’s well-known sister, Karin Kleinberg, who competed on the Israeli TV show “Hamerotz Lamillion,” the Jewish state’s version of “The Amazing Race,” posted a message about their nuptials on Instagram.
“Because the situation [of rocket fire] continued,” Kleinberg wrote in her Instagram post, according to a translation by The Times of Israel, “the guests were afraid to go and the couple decided that, while the event they had dreamed of would not happen, the wedding would be held.”
Rather than the 1,000 guests the Huris originally invited to their wedding, though, only 100 people were able to fit into the bomb shelter for the quickly reorganized ceremony. To make up for those who couldn’t be there, Kleinberg said, the newlyweds plan to hold a big celebration later in the month.
Ambassador Danny Danon, the permanent representative to the United Nations from Israel, posted a video of the Huris’ wedding on his Twitter account, writing, “Our Jewish tradition is stronger than everything.”
The rocket blasts by Islamic militants in the Gaza Strip came after the Israeli military carried out a pair of targeted airstrikes that killed senior Palestinian Islamic jihad terror group leader Baha Abu al-Ata and his wife.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday the death of al-Ata was the motivation for the airstrikes launched toward the Jewish nation.
As CBN News reported, Egypt was able to broker a ceasefire between Israel and the militants along the Gaza Strip on Thursday. However, less than an hour after the agreement was reported by media outlets, sirens rang out as radicals sent more rockets into southern Israel.
The rocket blasts from Tuesday until Thursday resulted in the deaths of 34 Palestinians and left parts of the Jewish state crippled.