I was trying to keep my emotional responses in check because this is exactly the time when I must control them rather than succumbing to some kneejerk reaction. So I took a step back, a deep breath, and tried to think clearly before posting. As clear as I could see with the smoke stacks around me (the ones caused by the rockets of course).
I know you can feel the anger from my words. And I'm angry at so many things. But mostly I'm angry at the so many dead this war has claimed and keeps claiming.
Since Thursday, Hezbollah increased rocket attacks on Israeli towns and cities to over 200 (about 200-250) a day (!), killing many each day. To the joy of many around the world, I must add.
In any event, since I'm still trying to exercise control (is it working?), I'll just bring you videos of a few attacks. Of course, it's nothing compared to the damage in Nahariya and other northern cities and towns. Parts of Kiryat Shmona, for example, have been nearly leveled.
With over 200 rockets a day (and over 3,000 fired on northern Israel towns since the beginning of the war), these videos are just a sampler:
- This is what it feels like when a rocket falls nearby: When it's close - duck
- Katyusha rocket outdoors damage
- Police unit first at the scene seeing fire and smoke stack
- They start by asking each other if they want a coke. It ends with this
- Siren and explosions - nothing out of the ordinary really
It may seem to those watching the videos and not knowing much about Israel and Israeli culture that people seem indifferent (as opposed to screaming and whining). Well, they're not. They just react to it in a different way than perhaps others would due to years of living under constant threats.