FORT MYERS, Fla.- We are hearing from a Southwest Florida teenager who just got back from Israel. For much of Guy Sphatt's five week vacation, he was often seeking cover as missiles were being launched into the sky.
"I wouldn't say I feared for my life, but there were some points, I'd get scared."
Many of Guy Sphatt's days in Israel were spent seeking shelter, as sirens went off, alerting citizens, missiles had been launched.
"It happens everyday, you have to go with the flow."
He and his family often spent time in a "bomb shelter," it's a protective room to avoid getting hit by missiles.
"I'd make sure my grandma gets in and people passing by my house, would come in, we would help them, they could come in, wait for 10 minutes and do it again the next day," said Sphatt.
Guy's family lives about 60 miles away from Gaza. Once the sirens sounded off, he had 45 seconds to seek shelter and they had to remain there for 10 minutes. People living closer to Gaza, only have 15 seconds and often spent most the day hidden to keep out of harms way.
"A missile piece went through, these people we know, through their house, their living room, they were in the basement that time and were really lucky," said Sphatt.
Guy snapped these pictures, pieces of a missile Hamas launched that landed close to his house.
"It's crazy to think how a terrorist was holding it like not even five minutes ago."
Guy, just 16 years old, has been going to Israel every summer and says yes, the attacks as you'd expect are putting much stress on the country and the people of who live there.
"I didn't think any of that was going to happen. I thought I was going to go there and enjoy my vacation, hang out with friends, but I didn't get to do much of that."
Guy has only been back since yesterday and says he has mistaken the sound of thunder here in Fort Myers for missiles in Israel.