Nissim Sean Carmeli from South Padre Island was a sergeant in the Israel Defense Forces. He moved to Israel four years ago and joined the Israeli army after finishing high school there.
Even though Israel is thousands of miles away, 200 people gathered at the Jewish Community Center in Dallas to show how close they are to the people of that country.
Gov. Rick Perry has written to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying he’s “deeply saddened” to see his country “once again under siege by Hamas forces firing rockets and mortars.”