In the South of Israel,
the Israeli side
of the Gaza Strip
is known as the Gaza Envelope.
The South called The Negev
is the desert land of Eretz Yisrael.
The history it has witnessed.
Where our forefather Avraham Avinu
-his animals grazed
-and he did business with passing caravans of merchants
in the biblical area called Gerar.
Today, still called Gerar
Avraham Avinu’s home
is a beautiful forest
where families can enjoy its beauty.
It is hard for me to believe that
2 kilometers away
is where we live.
The fact that we
on the same land is beyond belief to me.
How blessed we are!
From the barren land of long ago
Thousands of Israeli citizens
The South has seen much terror.
And once again
is under attack
by the descendants of Ishmael
who live in Gaza.
They launch rockets, mortars. explosive balloons.
They try to infiltrate the Gaza fence
with knives and other weapons.
They want to maim and kill our brave chayalim.
They want the land of Israel.
Day and night, life for the border residents is unsettling.
Their children are suffering
They can't sleep
They have nightmares
The noise from explosions is deafening
The rocket siren is wailing
Everyone to the bomb shelter
BOOM, BOOM, BOOM!
IDF jets are overhead
defending our precious land.
How much are we supposed to suffer?
That’s all for now. Feel free to comment and share.
* Map of Gaza Envelope Aug.2011