Monday, June 22, 2015

They Attacked My Son's School....

What would you do if you were working on your computer, checking news and Facebook when you got bored...and all of a sudden, you got an update that showed a video of an attack against a school...and the school was the one where your son was at that moment?

Davidi is fine...

I'll start with that, and I'll end with that. I'll stop and I'll settle and I'll push the tears and the burning anger away. Davidi is fine...they are all fine.

Arabs climbed on to the fence that surrounds their yeshiva...and...God...and they shot firecrackers into the yard.

I called Davidi, my hands already starting to shake. "God, please, answer..."

Davidi answered. "Everyone's okay?" I asked in as calm a voice as I could manage.

"Yes," he answered, "everyone's fine."

"There was a fire," I said stupidly. "Did you call the police?"

"Yes," he said, "and the fire went out quickly."

There was some more conversation and somehow mixed in, he said something like,"we were expecting it."

Rule number one - never ask a question you aren't prepared to hear the answer to..."why were you expecting it?" I asked even more stupidly.

"Because it happened last night."

"Oh, God," I think I moaned...

"Ima, we're fine. Don't worry."

Yeah, well, that's fine. Now that you said so...why should I worry?

I can't think straight right now. I can't express my anger and worst of all, I don't know to whom to address it. The government and security forces and police for not being there? They can't be everywhere! Ramla mayor for deciding the best way to "reclaim" the city was by putting a yeshiva full of pre-army teenage boys right there on the edge? Well, yeah, there's one target.

The boys? No, not them...they handled it right. They documented it but didn't get too close? Well, sorry, guys - you were outside, that's already too close for me...but you did good. You did right. Let the world know.

This was a school! Unlike in Gaza, there are no weapons stored there. This is not the first time they have attacked the school...and no, I don't expect world condemnation...after all, with the greatest of gratitude to God, there was no blood and so there will be no great cry of outrage...except from a few mothers, who saw a video and cried as they spoke to their sons...begging to hear...

Davidi is okay...they are all okay...

Please God, watch over my baby...he's so tall, so beautiful...please, guard him tonight and every night and every day and every minute. David is fine...

So, I am starting a campaign to raise $7,500 to cover the costs of installing security cameras around the school. Please help us finance this as quickly as possible. For now, the police have finally responded and in the end were able to catch some of the attackers. But this is an easy target - 18 and 19 year old boys, pre-army, no training, no weapons. 

Please share this with others - for a single donation, this may be hard, but if we share and donate small amounts, I think we can get there fast.

www.gofundme.com/xh95e5wh9
The video of the attack:



The attack was covered by Israel National News. Here is their interview with one of the students.

6 comments:

George said...

They should ship all the attackers off to Iceland for the duration of Ramadan. Last night in Rekjavik, the sun went down at 1:03 a.m. (yes, a.m.) and it was already daylight again at 2:29 a.m. - less than 90 minutes not fasting!

Miriam said...

May Hashem watch over all HIS children and keep them safe. I'm going to share your blog.

Miriam

Netivotgirl said...

This is absolutely and utterly frustrating, painful and infuriating! WE must put up with rockets, firecrackers, rock throwing, terror attacks while the world continues to condemn US the victims!! Bibi, the IDF, the settlers, we are ALL to blame. Thank G-d your son and his friends are okay Paula. "הנה לא ינום ולא ישן שומר ישראל" May He continue to watch over us and protect us here in Eretz Yisrael, as the world stands idly by with their swords lifted against us, the victims ......

Kalev Ben Noach said...

Firecrackers?

A Soldier's Mother said...

Kalev - please watch the video - I'm not great on terminology - fireworks probably, not firecrackers...I honestly don't know the difference but I do know it was enough to start a fire, and more, would have (and have in the past) caused harm to those hit by them.

A Soldier's Mother said...

George - I love how your mind works...

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