By: Jessica Crawford
Posted at 10:39 PM, Dec 12, 2023

 CENTENNIAL, Colo. — On the sixth night of Hanukkah, an Israeli family shared their light, and their story of escaping Hamas.

The family of five helped light an ice Menorah in Centennial after overcoming tragedy in their home country.

Oshri Shalev said on Oct. 7, Hamas terrorists entered his family's home in Israel. They hid in a safe room for hours.

Shalev told Denver7 the invaders tried to open the safe room door to no avail, and then attempted to light the family's clothes on fire. Within hours, Israeli soldiers came to the family's rescue.

Shalev's family relocated to Colorado in November, where his wife has family.