My thoughts today are with the families of the four people who were killed in a rocket attack on Kiryat Malachi this week and the six injured, including this Israeli baby girl. With those struck today, a direct hit on a car in the Negev town of Ofakim injured four Jews, one seriously. A Missile struck an Ashkelon Apartment block with again one seriously injured and five others less so. My thoughts and prayers are there too. With the million men, women and children who spent Shabbat in shelters. With the brave soldiers who are putting their life on the line. With all who defend Eretz Yisrael in this War .... Yasher Koach!!!!
|School in Sderot ~ Classes Commence|
It's faintly familiar. A war that began a few weeks after Barack Obama’s presidential election. Hamas in Gaza had been raining hundreds of Qassam rockets onto southern Israeli towns and cities, along with long-range missiles supplied by the Mad Mullahs of Iran. With just 15 seconds to run to a shelter before impact, the rockets rained in streets and schools. And into homes. This was the situation four years ago and this is the situation today in Eretz Yisrael. Four years on ..... Four years of intermittent yet intense Rocket Fire from terrorist controlled Gaza. For Four years the warning Sirens have announced Tzeva Adom. Colour Red. The twenty second warning to Run for Shelter. For Four years. Would you live like this??
|Breakfast in Ashkelon|
Four years ago, Israel launched Operation Cast lead to stop the rockets from Gaza. Now four years and 12,000 rockets later, we go again to war, this time with Operation Pillar of Defense (Amud Anan). Little has changed. On the heels of another U.S. presidential election, nearly 500 rockets have struck Israel from Gaza in the last week. One million Israelis are living in bomb shelters and Iranian-made Fajir missiles have put Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and 50 percent of Israel’s population within striking range. Rocket Range has increased.
|Morning Stroll in Tel Aviv|
Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system has successfully intercepted another 150 rockets this week. Yet the system is not fool-proof. Some dozen Israelis have been injured and three civilians were killed when a Hamas rocket hit their home in the town of Kiryat Malachi. And over Shabbat, neither Shalom nor Safety prevailed despite Israel and the IDF shielding it's citizenry from this continued terror. Israel has decimated over 100 rocket production and launching facilities in Gaza, Baruch Ha'Shem. Israel eliminated arch-terrorist Ahmed Jabari, the commander-in-chief of Hamas terror activity who directed a decade of rockets, bombings, and the kidnapping of Gilad Shalit. The brave & brilliant IDF perseveres with it's protection, B"H, may they stay safe & finish the job properly this time. May Ha'Shem guide them until Hamas is History & Gaza is Ours. Gush Katif returned to rightful ownership & repopulated by Jews to bloom once again as Ha'Shem has promised. And Safety Secured for Am Yisrael.
|Assisting the Aged to Shelter in Ashkelon ~ 20 Seconds to Spare|
Seriously, would YOU live with this Terror and then be branded as the Agressor by an anti semitic media?? Over One Million Israelis do daily. Tzeva Adom. Colour Red. How would YOU Cope ..... 20 Seconds to Shelter?