November 16, 2012
Rocket Attacks' Deadly Impact on Israel
Mitch Ginsburg, Times of Israel
We left Jerusalem as though on a class trip – with packed lunches and reserved seats on the bus – and found ourselves, within an hour, at the foot of the blood-stained stairs on Baal Shem Tov St., where a pregnant woman and two male neighbors were killed on Thursday morning, the first three casualties of Israel’s ongoing operation against Hamas and the terror organizations in Gaza.
The trip was organized by the Government Press Office. There was a clear agenda: to show journalists how Israelis suffer by virtue of their proximity to Hamas-ruled Gaza. But the agenda needed no advancement beyond transportation.
The stores were shut, the streets quiet. On a beautiful cloudless day in the south of Israel, the trail of the...
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