Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Better to be in the bus station than in battle

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Beer Sheva's Central Bus Station was packed with soldiers this morning!
I felt like hugging each of them and saying a big thank-you!
The whole country feels the same way.

Some 30,000 IDF reserve soldiers who were mobilized for Operation Protective Shield are gradually being released.
I think I could tell by the dust on their boots which ones were  going home and which ones were coming in to take their place.
The ceasefire has held for the last two days and we have withdrawn from Gaza.
But  many thousands of our boys will remain deployed along the border as we wait and see what happens next.
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11 comments:

crystal said...

Glad the fighting is over for now. I hope the cease fire holds.

VP said...

And many will not come back...

Dina said...

Thanks Crystal. They say now the cease fire will be extended.

VP, how right you are. The 64 boys who died, it breaks my heart. Many of them died while doing the moral thing, sacrificing their safety in order to prevent loss of civilian Gazan lives. And what do we get for it? Condemnation!

Spiderdama said...

I hope it holds..
God Bless this soldiers!

William Kendall said...

I really hope the cease fire holds. These men and women are courageous.

Dina said...

Oops, we spoke too soon. This just in from The Times of Israel liveblog:

Sources in Hamas say that as the 72-hour truce deadline concludes on Friday at 8 a.m., it will resume striking Israeli targets, Ynet reports.

“The Al-Qassam Brigades and Jerusalem battalions will renew its attacks immediately with the end of the ceasefire period on Friday at 8 a.m.,” sources say.

The statement comes as an Israeli official says Jerusalem is willing to extend the ceasefire unconditionally, and Palestinian and Israeli delegations attend mediated talks in Cairo.

Nadege said...

I am so sorry for the 64 brave souls who died! I do hope that eventually, people will see what is really going on, by condemning Hamas not Israel. I generally try not to take sides but this conflict and how Hamas is using Palestinians as human shields is really getting to me. Israel is doing the right thing.

Vagabonde said...

I thought about you when I watched the conflict on TV. Even though I was a wee child during WW2 I still remember it – the sirens, the bombs, the fire and mostly being scared. How terrible that you could not feel secure. I hope the ceasefire will hold. Your soldiers are certainly deserving of recognition for being brave.

Hels said...

The soldiers are soooooo young, barely out of school uniform and into army uniform. Their mothers must be frantic. Let us wish for peace and safety.

Cloudia said...

We want to hug them too, believe me, Dina!



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Kay said...

Oh Dina... Why?
This is so sad...