The IDF blog has up to date reports on what is happening in Israel’s southern sector, including videos of the sights and sounds of sirens and the booms of rockets. Thank G-d the Iron Dome system is destroying most of the Grad rockets in mid-air. This does not mean that the people in the southern cities are unaffected, though. Both children and adults are traumatized by the sirens and the need to run to a shelter, sometimes many times a day and in the middle of the night. Schools are closed, so the parents need to switch off going to work and staying home with the kids. Business is sufferring too.
In addition, the Arab propaganda machine is continuing with its lies. “UN Employee Exposed Over False Photo Tweet” – Khulood Badawi posted a picture on twitter of a little girl covered in blood, claiming she was killed by recent airstrikes in Gaza by the IAF. It turns out that this picture was already used back in 2006, and even then it was a lie. The little girl had fallen off a swing, and her injuries had nothing to do with Israel.
It is important that people inform themselves of the truth and speak up – especially on the internet. The IDF blog has some ideas on how you can do that here. As they point out in the post, you don’t have to be a soldier in order to help Israel. Honest Reporting points out that in order to fight the false information being put out, is important to post on your blog with links, so that the correct information comes up first on search engines. Using Twitter and Facebook is important too.
Here is just a taste of some of the sights and sounds in southern Israel now: