On the night of October 7, 2020, terror struck the home of two Israeli brothers, Ami and Bachar Ostrovsky. In the midst of a partial lockdown and heightened tension in the region, the two were held hostage in their beds by a radicalized assailant. After an hours-long standoff, Israeli security forces eventually rescued the boys from their hostage situation. Shock and confusion quickly spread through their community as news of the attack left family and friends in a state of disbelief. The Ostrovsky brothers, 18 years old and freshmen at a nearby university, were known for their gentle and compassionate nature. According to the brother of the two victims, Ariel Ostrovsky, the perpetrator of the attack was a radicalized emigre from Egypt from. He claims that the attacker entered the home with the intention of murdering the two victims in retribution for a perceived slight from the past. The Ostrovsky family has expressed deep sorrow over the attack and express their gratitude to the security forces who brought the situation to a close without injury to the two brothers. “Our family will never forget this terrible night,” said Ariel Ostrovsky. The incident has left a deep impact not just on the family of the victims, but on the community at large. The attack has been condemned by members of the public from both sides of the political spectrum and several religious leaders have stepped up to issue statements of solidarity with the Ostrovsky family. This incident serves as a sad reminder of the increasing amount of radicalized violence in the region and underscores the importance of public vigilance in these times. The Ostrovsky family’s story serves to inspire all of us to remain united in the face of terror.