Years ago, when we first made aliyah, we saw a lizard crawling in our daughter's bedroom. Not knowing how common, how harmless these things were, I called my brother-in-law frantically, asking him what to do.
His immediate response was, "Kill it."
I was horrified. I can't kill a lizard! I can barely kill a bug! "I can't kill it," I told him.
"Well, what you can't kill, you have to live with."
I asked him at the time if that was a political statement or if we were still talking about the lizard. His answer was, "both."
So, I understand the government is now using this same philosophy same concept - admitting it can't stop the rockets and so trying to teach Israelis how to live with these attacks. There is something most rotten about this.
Israel National News item:
The Home Front Command has scheduled a few days of exercises, starting Tuesday, in which the landing of missiles is simulated in a number of southern Israeli communities, according to the News first class website. The simulation will include the striking of a strategic target.
Participating in the exercises are the cities of Ashdod, Ashkelon, Kiryat Gat and Kiryat Malachi, as well as the Shapir and Yoav regional councils. Intelligence officials say that missiles launched by terrorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza are now capable of reaching these areas.