This week…

25 Jun

This week: I will try harder not to be a wallflower.  Time to stop blending in, time to make a difference.

This week, apart from all the silly, inane things I’m usually doing, as well as entertaining a friend visiting from England and waving D off on another trip abroad, I will actually be thinking of practical ways to help the families, elderly people, young couples, students and children living in the south of Israel who are under rocket attack.

Rockets are being launched into civilian communities in the south, with Hamas firing over 150 rockets just in the past week, claiming that these farming communities are ‘military targets’.  The rockets intercepted yesterday by the Iron Dome were aimed at Ashkelon – a city of 200,000 people.

We have to find a way to help.

The people under attack are innocent civilians, who just want to get on with their daily lives and not have to live in fear of the next siren, people who have done nothing wrong but have been abandoned by their government and forgotten about by all of us living outside of the ‘danger zone’.

The saddest thing I have read this week is that many elderly, frail people are so afraid of not being able to get to the bomb shelters when the sirens go off, that they just stay put.

D, who lived in Sderot for a year in a show of solidarity with our fellow Israelis, says that just going down there and doing normal things like going to the cinema is what helps people feel that they are not forgotten, and not forsaken.  He says not to bring them cupcakes.  What do you think? Do you have any good ideas of how we can help?

Wishing for a peaceful week for the communities of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Sderot, Ashkelon, Ashdod and all of our family in the south.



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