Big displays of schoolbags and pencil cases in the malls remind us that Israeli kids will soon be heading back to school.
Not that they had a real summer vacation this year, what with the war and all.
Will the fighting, which started up again last night, be over by September 1?
If not, parents will not be willing to send their kids back to the many unfortified school buildings here in the South.
If you enlarge the photo you can find Hello Kitty and superheros and other foreign themes.
(Oh, and also find the arrow pointing to the mall's protected area.)
I read here that one supermarket chain started promoting book bags featuring characters from beloved old Israeli children's literature instead.
The article calls it Culture War.
Who will win, you reckon?
Photo from Israel21c
UPDATE Aug. 21: http://www.timesofisrael.com/despite-rockets-schools-to-open-september-1-ministry-says/