Four times in my life I have had to run into a bomb shelter, not knowing if a missile would hit nearby. Once it was in Ashkelon during the Gaza War; three times it was during Operation Pillar of Defense. In Ashkelon, a house nearby suffered a direct hit. Four times in my life...I can't imagine going through this four times in a month, a week, even a single day.
This is what happened...a few hours ago...imagine for a moment, if it was you in the storage room under your house or apartment.
From Esther, who lives in the town of Netivot:
What a royal pain in the bu*t! Those horrible folks in Gaza just threw another rocket into my town, Netivot, Israeli territory since 1948. I was in our storage room under our apt. building where I store the items for my 'poor brides fund.' Suddenly we heard the sound of the shriek. This was the sound of the iron dome which successfully shot down 1 or 2 rockets right above the synagogue across the street from my home.
The siren went off AFTER the iron dome went into action. I am NOT scared- I had to calm down everyone around me; remember to lock my storage room and run up the stairway to relative safety when we heard the BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMS of the rockets being shot down by.
You folks abroad shouldn't know from this crap. This "present" from Gaza is because 15,000 of our soldiers are going from door to door (in over 100 degree heat) in Judea and Samaria looking for 3 kidnapped teenagers who were picked up as hitchikers on their way home from school 16 days ago. Apparently the Chamas and other terrorist groups are unhappy that we are doing this.
Oh, by the way, the folks who did this were terrorists released in previous releases that Israel was forced to make as "gestures of peace."
What peace? With who? People who target civilians and do so from within their own heavily populated areas to try to avoid retaliation? It takes two to tango.
Thank you Mr. Obama and Mr. Kerry for our present untenable situation.