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Another Hawaii Teacher Flees The Violence In The Mideast

Susan Dik Susan Dik
Ibrahim Dik Ibrahim Dik
Lebanon Lebanon

(KHNL) - It's being called the deadliest day in Israel.

The violence continues in the Middle East and the death toll is rising.

For some, the attacks are hitting too close to home.

"It's just really sad. Bombs keep falling," said Susan Dik, whose husband had been in Lebanon since the bombings began.

Ibrahim Dik was visiting family members, something he does every year. Although he was in a safe area, he witnessed some violence.

"There's no Hezbollah headquarters there, there's no reason to target it. You know he heard the bombings just day and night and he could see in the distance the white clouds and stuff. He was okay," said his wife.

This past weekend, Dik boarded a U.S. military helicopter and evacuated Lebanon. He's now safe in Cyprus and should arrive in Honolulu on Friday.

Both husband and wife are professors working at Kapiolani Community College. They're looking forward to returning to their jobs when the Fall semester begins in just a couple of weeks.

Dik's wife says going back to the daily ground will help bring some normalcy to their lives.

"I just can't wait. I don't think I've ever been so happy to see my husband in my life," she said.

Dik's coming back just in time to celebrate his 25th wedding anniversary, which is coming up in a couple of weeks.

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