Update: Mommy from Beersheva responds.
Thirty-nine rockets were volleyed on southern Israel last night from Gaza. One Israeli was killed, and several are hospitalized with light injuries.
This picture, by Yogev Shlomovitz of Ynet, and shows a rocket headed toward Gan Yavne.
A reader from the south writes:
“I am looking for help as to how to explain the rockets and sirens to kids, especially 3-year-olds . . . My 8-year-old tells her 3-year-old brother that they ‘want to kill us so we try to kill them.’”
I know several of you are in the line of fire.
First of all, we hope and pray that there will be no more attacks. As of 7 am, a ceasefire is in place.
I haven’t had to deal with this directly since the First Gulf War in 1991, and my son was too small to understand. I do remember that the stress was virtually unbearable.
If you live in Beersheva, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Yavneh, Sderot, and the surrounding areas, we are thinking of you. We would love to hear how you are coping and how you help your kids on a philosophical, emotional and practical level.