Did you hear about it in your local media? If you didn’t, please call or write to them and ask them why not?
I want to write about a friend who lives on one side of a village there – while her daughter lives on the other. There was a siren – a Color Red alert – only the mother didn’t hear it and so wonders about her daughter and grandchildren on the other side.
I want to write of the sheer terror of hearing a siren and knowing you have no time to freeze – you must run and run fast to shelter.
I want to write what it is like – but I’ve only ever experienced two such incidents…one where there was an alarm but I never heard the explosion; and one where I heard the explosion but never heard the siren.
I want to write that I know what it is like – two times over – to have your child in the area where you know there are rockets falling but at least I had the knowledge that one was coming home in a matter of days, away from the rockets and the other had a reinforced armored vehicle around him.
I want to write of the anger I feel that there is a ship sailing from Sweden ready to preach to us what we should do for Gaza. I know they will continue to ignore the dozens, even hundreds being killed every day in Syria; they will ignore the terrorist attack on a synagogue in their own country. They will ignore FIFTY-FIVE rockets and mortars…and counting in the last two days.
But what I really want you to do is go to your local media and ask them why you are hearing from me and not from them – about my country being attacked.
Today, as yesterday, there were many rockets fired at Israel – ask your media why they didn’t report it. Please!