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Woo-woo

It’s the middle of the night.  Shlomo woke up, came to join us, and got back into bed.  I’m nearly asleep again.  Suddenly I hear a familiar, unmistakable sound – wooo-wooo, starting off low, getting higher, then dropping back to the low.  Oh, great.  In the middle of the night.  Do I have to get up?  What happens if I just ignore it?  And what do we do now?

No, the risks are too great.  Yes, I have to get up.  Yitzchak will get Shlomo, find his shoes, and head to the door.  I will find where my hat fell (to cover my hair), find my slippers, and go.  This whole conversation in my head lasts about five seconds.

I bolt upright, planning to find my slippers and hat.

“Chana, what happened?” Yitzchak turns over, startled.

And I realize –

there’s no siren.

It was just a dream.

I was half asleep.  Only half asleep.  And it sounded so clearly that I had no doubt that it was real.

“Nothing, I thought there was an azaka (air-raid siren).”  I lay back down; my heart is still beating fast.  In my stomach, I feel the effects of the adrenalin rush.  It’s a good thing.  I take a deep breath, remind myself that it was just a dream, and try to relax.

I guess this is how Shlomo feels when he dreams of woo-woos.

 Just so that you can hear what I heard (or what I thought I heard).  Ours are slightly louder – or maybe not, it could just be less traffic.  Notice that the cars are stopping.  When there is an azaka, people who are driving are instructed to stop their vehicles, get out, and lay prone on the ground, to minimize the chance of injury.  Because not everyone follows these instructions (and just in general), it is safer to go to the side of the road, which is why everyone is going over to the shoulder. 

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60 Rockets

Seriously?

I mean, obviously these terrorists/murderers/idiots don’t know how to aim (thank G-d) and so, thank G-d, no one was hurt and there was only one incidence of property damage so far.

But, hello??  60 rockets in one day is ABSURD.

And by the way, we finally have a video of these Gazan “refugees” firing their rockets at our civilians, from a residential (i.e., civilian) area of Gaza.  In other words, they are inexcusably involving their own innocent (well, whatever) civilians in their war crimes against our innocent (for real) civilians.

Obviously, they are trying to take revenge on us for something or other.  Because we shot three of their terrorists who were firing mortars at us.  Because we caught the ship from Iran.  Because whatever.

But just so that you know . . .

Here’s the video of these animals firing at us from civilian areas.

Of course, the Iron Dome deflected a good portion of these rockets.  But the siren still sounded too many times, and is too traumatizing  – for them and for the rest of us.  I, like you, found out through the news.  Actually, not through the news.  From the Hebrew-language forum I’m on; someone wrote “scary scary scary, 60 rockets in an hour and a half!!”  I thought she was kidding me, though it’s not something you kid about, ever.  But instead of making a fool out of myself, I looked at Arutz Sheva’s Hebrew site – the English one didn’t say anything yet – and found it was true.  Hopefully, I won’t have to find out about rockets from the siren, because we’ll just keep hearing about it after the fact, from the news.  Better yet, there should be nothing to hear.

And, can I say s-*-*-t?  Because my brother-in-law (Jack) is in the army, not even finished his training, and there’s a chance he’ll have to be a security guard at one of the Gaza border checkpoints.  And there’s a smaller chance, but still a chance, that he’ll actually be sent into Gaza.  Remember, he – and the rest of his unit – haven’t even finished training.  But when you need soldiers, you take what you’ve got.  Even if they’re not finished training and very possibly not ready for the task they’re given.

Updated: This morning I found out that 90 rockets were fired at us last night, but thankfully, a third of them were misfired and never crossed into Israel.  In other words, thirty rockets were fired by terrorists, at Gaza.  And since these rockets were fired from civilian areas, it’s safe to assume that they fell in those same civilian areas, injuring and killing “innocent” civilians.  From my perspective, the more potential terrorists are killed by active terrorists, the better.  The dirty work is better done by them than by us – and no one can blame Israel for Gazans killing Gazans, though I’m sure they’ll try.

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