Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Girl soldiers on a safety island

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Good girls, go in peace!

(For
G Day at ABC Wednesday.)

Seen today clustered on a traffic island at the busy Jerusalem intersection of Agron and King David Streets--green (as in,
new) recruits, going on a tour of the capital as part of their compulsory army service.
Enlarge the photo and see that the gun of their sergeant leader is about half as tall as she is.
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That 5-star hotel is the David Citadel.
The Citadel/Tower of David in the Old City is visible just a few blocks to the east.
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These 18-year-olds look so young to be defending this country, no?
God be with them!
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19 comments:

diane b said...

It is a shame that this is necessary. Wouldn't it be a wonderful world if all nations could get on and armies were unnecessary?

ρομπερτ said...

strength. may time and life treat them kind. please have you all a good wednesday.

Hels said...

My heart goes out to those girls - young, putting their university plans on hold, going into some danger. However I am also very proud that they take on roles equally as important as the men. My niece became an technical expert on army communications, for example.

Kim, USA said...

That is awesome!

ABC Wed

Fran said...

I knew exactly where that was from just seeing the photo. *sniff*

I want to be in Jerusalem right now!

Roger Owen Green said...

godspeed to them
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Cloudia said...

God be with them
and forgive me
for never having
borne arms
for Israel

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Oh so young and oh so dedicated.

I really hope you have time to see our "G."

Jan

chubskulit said...

This is a beautiful capture!

G is for Gorgeous Gladiola

Linnea said...

I'm sure those girls are very capable!

cieldequimper said...

Yes... very young. Too young. Well too young to maybe die, that's for sure.

Shooting Parrots said...

The young are our strength as well as our future.

Birdman said...

The world has changed.

Suzanne said...

Too young. Wish it didn't have to be so.

VP said...

I met often these groups when I was in Israel. They went almost everywhere: I took a picture of a group in the Haram esh-Sharif...

JM said...

You are right, Dina, the gun is half her size.

Mar said...

Go, girls!!
G is for...

Spiderdama said...

It is strange for us Norwegian to see these young girls walking around with a gun.. and it's very sad that it is necessary. But, I`m sure they get a good education. The weapon is not only big, but it is heavy to carry too.
I would go in the military when I was 18, but things happened that changed that..

I met the 2 cutest Israeli girls from art school in Jerusalem today here in Grimstad.. it was so touching.
Blessed be you and your people
Tania:-)

Leslie: said...

I agree they seem so young to be part of a gun-toting squad. But I guess that's what it's like to grow up there. So sad.

Leslie
abcw team