Rocket attacks from Gaza broke the recent calm in the South of Israel yesterday night.
I personally cleared out our safe room at home just in case the rocket siren in Beersheva sounded. Communities that are a 15 minute drive from us heard the sirens last night although we did not.
I got into a talk on Twitter with a pro-Palestinian who said that these rockets do not kill people and therefore they are not dangerous. That is total B.S.!!
#1 These type of rockets have killed people in the past.
#2 PTSD which is very common in kids and adults after these sort of attacks IS a major thing that affects us and that should not be overlooked.
#3 There is *absolutely* no such thing as a “Friendly Rocket”! They do not exist! Rockets are fired with the intent to do damage not to send love to the people on the receiving end.
#4 The warning sirens are loud as heck and can be a traumatic experience on their own. Here’s a link to a much less loud version of what we hear before and during a rocket attack here in the South of Israel. https://soundcloud.com/yoav-kaufman/grad-missile-hits-beersheva
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NYTimes.com article on last nights rocket attacks: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/25/world/middleeast/rocket-fire-from-gaza-shakes-cease-fire-with-israel.html?smid=tw-share