As you probably know, Israel is basically at war with terrorists in Gaza. They surprised us yesterday morning with massive rocket barrages and infiltrations into cities and towns in the South.
We are in central Israel, so we are relatively safe. We are not ok, though. We have watched reports of Israelis being murdered in their homes and communities, and an unknown number of Israelis who were kidnapped and taken to Gaza where they are being paraded and tormented.
This is just the beginning. When I think about historical parallels, this resembles a terrible mix of the Independence War and the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
I am sure we will have longs days and weeks ahead of us as Israel fights to remove these terrorists from our land, fights to recover our people who were taken to Gaza, and works to damage these terrorist organisations so much that they won’t want to lift their heads for a very long time, let along plan another attack.
For now, we (our family) are relatively safe. We “only” have rockets to contend with and we are as well protected from those as we can be. But we’re not ok.
If you’d like to follow updates on the situation, this Times of Israel page is a good option: