Congress Member Dan Goldman evacuates Israel after dodging rocket fire amid Hamas offensive

Manhattan/Brooklyn Congress Member Dan Goldman was in Israel when Hamas militants began attacking the country Saturday, but he has safely returned to New York, one of his representatives said Sunday.

Goldman, a freshman Democrat, was in Israel with his wife and three children for a relative’s bar mitzvah, according to his spokesperson Simone Kanter. When the attacks began, Goldman, who is Jewish, and his family sheltered in place beneath their hotel’s stairwell, according to Kanter, before evacuating and getting on a plane back to New York.