Update from the Front

As I write, Hamas rockets continue to rain down on towns in the south of Israel. A missile which landed on a house in Ofakim wounded three people, a young man of twenty, a nine-year old child and a two-month old baby. The  deadly Grad missile attack on Beersheba left one fatality and seven wounded, four of them seriously.

The situation is looking more and more the way it did on the eve of Operation Cast Lead. Yet, despite the gut instinct to deliver a crushing blow in kind to Hamastan – a blow which would be entirely justified, both legally and morally – I am more than ever convinced that Hamas is setting a trap for us, to draw us in to all-out war and make sure of world-wide sympathy for their cause on the eve of their planned unilateral declaration of statehood next month (see my previous blog).

Sacrificing a few hundred Palestinian civilian lives – especially if they can make sure there are children among them – would be no problem at all for the Hamas leadership, as they have proved time and time again.

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About Shimona from the Palace

Born in London, the UK, I came on Aliyah in my teens and now live in Jerusalem, where I practice law. I am a firm believer in the words of Albert Schweitzer: "There are two means of refuge from the sorrows of this world - Music and Cats." To that, you can add Literature. To curl up on the sofa with a good book, a cat at one's feet and another one on one's lap, with a classical symphony or concerto in the background - what more can a person ask for?
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2 Responses to Update from the Front

  1. I hate so much hearing that Israel is having so many problems with their enemies. “Problems” is an understatement, of course. Israel has always and always will have the true Christians on their side. You may be right of their being forced into an all out war.
    I want you to know that I’m praying for the safety of you , and your family and also Possem and Pixie. I hope your family arrives safely.

    • @GGBee – Thank you, they did arrive safely. Just over an hour ago, I spoke on the phone to my brother-in-law and they were enjoying a performance of conjuring in the hotel lobby. I could hardly hear him for all the noise in the background. Life goes on somehow -we won’t let them make us put our lives on hold.

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