Saturday, August 9, 2014

Another Meitar soldier buried

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Another thing the setting sun did was to get reflected in the bus stop plastic.

It felt so symbolic that the reflected sun was going down, that the light of day was fading,  right next to the army's death announcement for Staff Sergeant Noam Rosenthal, son of Martin and Osnat, of Meitar.
He was just 20, a combat medic in the Armored Corps.

Noam was the second (and please God, the last) boy from Meitar, my small town, to die in the Gaza operation.

photo: IDF Spokesman's Office 

Noam and three of his comrades  were killed on the night of August 1 when a mortar shell fired from Gaza exploded in a staging area inside Israel's  Eshkol Regional Council, near the Gaza border.
Fifteen other  soldiers were wounded in the incident.

As I heard on TV,  they had just come back from combat and were getting some sleep on the ground next to their tanks when the mortar hit. 

Within seconds these small but deadly mortars reach our border area with only a shrieking sound of warning;  no Red Alert sirens, no Iron Dome. 
The families who live in Sderot and in kibbutzim and moshavim near Gaza have suffered from sporadic mortar fire for years. -- Imagine their children who are growing up in this constant fear.  Innocent civilians . . .
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(Linking to Weekend Reflections.)
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14 comments:

yael said...

So sad. and we don't see the end of it now.

Viera said...

really very sad...

VP said...

Rest in peace, Noam...

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

I am so sorry, Dina. I am also sorry because I was completely immersed in our "back to USSR" crazy situation here, so I did not send you any support, any word of solidarity. I hope everything will calm down in small brave Israel as soon as possible.

Englepappa said...

I feel sorry for Noam and the other soldiers families. I feel sorry for the persons killed in Gaza. I feel sorry for the people of both Israel and Gaza that is experiencing this horror. And I feel sorry for humans in general, that never seems to stop fighting. All this dead and terror - why cant't we live in peace?

Petrea Burchard said...

I feel what Englepappa feels. I feel sorry for everyone. I wonder if there can ever be peace, but of course I know the answer.

'Tsuki said...

Sad sad reflection...

I hope all those sacrifices won't be useless ; I hope that Israel will find peace in the nearest futur possible ; ad I really wish Arabs would let it go, and let my spiritual country be, at last.

William Kendall said...

I find myself doubting there can ever be a lasting peace in humanity.

Nadege said...

This is heartbreaking Dina!

Hels said...

That lovely young man... what a terrible loss. I am crying as I look at his beautiful face. And thinking about his grieving parents.

James said...

Very sad. I'm with you, let it be the last. I continue to pray for Israel.

Laura said...

Dina I have been thinking of you since this conflict began praying for your safety, for and end to the war, for peace. What a beautiful and touching photo.

Birdman said...

Yes, so symbolic a post, with the 'rocket's glare' to the left. Peace.

Kay said...

Oh Dina... This is so very sad.