Thursday, August 25, 2011

25-Aug-11: The morning after the night before

An IDF paramedic carries an infant who was lightly injured
when two rockets hit Kibbutz Yad Mordechai last night
We wrote earlier today about the mundane reality of being an ordinary person (and by extension, an ordinary civil society) under fire by terrorists with death and mayhem on their religiously-addled minds.

An article by Chana Ya'ar ("Red-Eyed Residents in Southern Israel Resume Routine") published just now on the Israel National News site captures this at street level.
The morning after a night of rocket and mortar attacks in southern Israel, red-eyed Israelis in southern Israel tried to resume their daily routines. In many cases it was a difficult challenge, especially in Be'er Sheva, where near-constant air raid alerts kept residents racing for cover for most of the night.“Don't ask me to perform brain surgery today!' wrote Bracha G., a local resident, on her Facebook page.
Goldman described how Israelis responded to the first of two Grad Katyusha attacks Wednesday evening in the city known as the “capital” of Israel's southern region, home to some 200,000 people.
“We were on the train on the way home from a lovely evening... imagine, the train the stops, the announcement of a siren, and we all lie down on the floor of the train,” she wrote.
“This is madness – why are we not responding more vigorously, and wiping out this terrorist regime once and for all?”
It's a question many are asking in the strong light of day after a 9-month-old baby and a second Israeli, an adult, were wounded during last night's attacks on the Ashkelon area. 
It's worth reading the whole (short) piece. Hundreds of thousands of Israelis are living the lives described above in these hot and dangerous summer days and nights. 

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