It is Sunday morning and it is so quiet outside....In Israel the working week begins on Sunday and at this hour of the day it is usually very noisy and busy outside our window.
But not today...The south of Israel is under fire (again) and after an afternoon, night and morning of sirens and rockets and stuff we were advised to stay closed to "protected areas", that means inside buildings. There is no school in the south today so I'm at home with Maya. I always try to keep calm, for her sake, as she picks any small change in my mood...It is difficult, though. We were woken at 6.30 in the morning by the alarm today and we hardly found our way to the hall. Because we don't have a protected room in the apartment we have to get out from it and wait into the hall. The latest from the Home Front says we are supoosed to wait for at least 10 minutes in the protected area after we hear the alarm as there are usualyy more than one rocket on its way...
I don't know for how long I can keep it together. It is not fair to have a 5 years old daughter who says :"Mummy, go and check the internet to see where did the rocket fall" or to be told stories about their protected room in the kindergarten...She says that I don't have to worry, because they have toilets and water and plastic cups in there...she is only 5 years old, for God's sake, she doesn't have to know about stuff like that....Sometimes she is more grown up about the situation than me...
Since yesterday afternoon more than 30 rockets hit the south of Israel, killing one man and injurying five others...one rockets here in Ashdod fell on some cars in a car park, destroying around 9 cars and bringing panick to the neighbourhood.
May God protect us!
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