Just a quick update. Though I normally refrain from addressing any political issues in my blog, the last few days, and especially the last few hours have been so intensive that I feel I should share my feelings here.
Since about a week, first some obscure Jihad organisations and now also Hammas from Gaza have been firing tens of rockets into Israel - towards the area where I live in. I live about 9 km away from the Gaza border, and very close to two towns that have been under massive attack in recent days - Netivot and Sderot. We had to run for shelter several times, including about two hours ago. We hear everything exploding around us - tens of rockets in the last few hours. I am OK, my wife as well. But our two sons - Uri (7) and Noam (5) are suffering from this - stress levels are building up with every siren and every explosion. We are fortunate to have military anti-missile systems protecting us - these systems have saved many innocent lives in recent days.
I really don't understand what motivation anyone in Gaza has to shoot these rockets into Israel. I just wish this crazy situation ends fast.
And in the same time - extreme events in my wife's family. In one hospital, her grandfather is in a critical state. In another hospital, her sister-in-law is in labour now, and will hopefully give birth by morning.
So all of these events mixed together mess all emotions up. I just wish everything becomes quiet and peaceful soon.