The Situation in Israel

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019

Late last night Israel launched a targeted air strike against Baha Abu Al Ata, one of the leaders of the PIJ (Palestinian Islamic Jihad), a terrorist organization based in Gaza. He is a man who is single handedly charged with dozens of attacks against Israeli civilians.

As a result, the PIJ has launched over 200 rockets in the last ten hours towards Israel. Some were intercepted by iron dome, some fell in open fields, and some directly hit homes and roads.

As rocket attacks are shot towards the south of Israel and Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called to close all work places and schools and only to keep essential places open like hospitals.

Sadly, times like these are not uncommon in Israel. It is always hard to be so far away from home when I have so many friends and family living in Be’er Sheva and Tel Aviv. But in times like these it is also amazing to see how Israeli people react with support and humor. While Israeli political views are much divided today, all of Israel comes together to help and support each other.

People who live up north have opened their homes to people from the south;
Restaurants are giving out free food to people from the south and much more.

Here are some things you can find on social media in Israel in a day like this:

The Situation in Israel