Residents in Sderot complained about the shock waves while Israel bombs on Hanukkah!

Sderot Mayor: If Gaza operation gives us 2 years of calm, that’s enough

First came the fear: Houses in Sderot shook as Israel Air Force planes flew overhead toward Gaza. Residents complained about the shock waves and children frightened by the loud noises of explosions from the IAF’s targets in Gaza – far louder than any Qassam rocket. When the bawling infants were calmed and the “Color Red” warning siren sounded, everyone headed for the protected areas and a sense of relief was felt.

“That’s us shooting,” a father told his son as they made their way from the playground to a protected area. At noon news broke that it was indeed an IAF operation, and its results as aired on TV gave cause for concern: How long will it last and will it cause more rockets to be fired at Sderot than last week?

Suddenly, Sderot was again gripped by a state of emergency, just like it was in the difficult days before the cease-fire. As night fell, the quiet and empty streets felt even more nerve-racking than the noise of the police and ambulance sirens that preceded it. At the crossroads of two small streets in the old center of town, outside a tiny electronics store, news and radio crews gathered, shivering from the cold, to report about the quiet before and after the storm.

Staff trained to treat civilians suffering from shock slowly made preparations at the Home Front Command headquarters and the municipality’s operations room, displaying all the tiredness expected from eight years of such work. Kobi Harush, Sderot’s municipal security officer and mayor David Buskila took a brief respite in Harush’s office, drinking tea ahead of an expanded emergency meeting. Harush seemed happy with the rate in which special beepers, which warn users who may have not heard the sirens of incoming rockets, were dispensed.

“No,” he politely rejected another suggestion of dozens of invitations he received throughout the day. “If you can host people for four days then fine, but taking them in the morning and returning them at night turns them into sitting ducks. And no, I don’t want kids to go without their parents. Thank you very much.”

When the conversation ended he said he had to go light candles for Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of light. “It is Hanukkah, isn’t it?” he said. “If this operation gives us calm for two years then for us that’s enough.”

Walking back from the Home Front offices to the adjacent neighborhood dominated by public housing buildings, one could see Hanukkah candles being lit, one by one, and placed in the windows of all the city’s houses.

Ref: Haaretz


OOh, poor you.
Having such a “loud” genocide in action must be terrible.
Could you not blame that also on the “arabs”?
If you can´t, nobody can.

Oh, and happy “killing” Hanukkah on you all poor poor souls!

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