Thursday, August 7, 2014

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light / What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?

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The setting sun glowed tonight through an Israeli flag.
The roundabout at the center of Meitar has been decked out with flags for the last month.

The sun dips into the Mediterranean Sea, along the beaches of the Gaza Strip, which is about 30 miles or 50 km west of my town.

We are in the third day of a 3-day ceasefire.
If we awake to Red Alert sirens early tomorrow morning you will know that Hamas did not extend the ceasefire, and we will be watching the sky for in-coming rockets.
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Linking to Sky Watch Friday.
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UPDATE Friday morning:  Promptly at 8:00 am Hamas renewed their rocket fire.
In the last two hours 20 rockets were fired at our south. 
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12 comments:

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shot.

I hope tomorrow is quiet as well and the ceasefire holds.

HansHB said...

A beautiful sky in your photo, well done!

Christian WeiƟ said...

Great photo, hope that the trouble will be over soon.

VP said...

I hope you won't see 'the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air' for a long time!

Patsy said...

I so hope and pray for the peace.

Jim said...

Great.
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Dina said...

8:00 am Friday, right on time at the formal end of the ceasefire, Hamas opens fire on Israel. What kind of neighbors are these?? Instead of treating their thousands of wounded, burying their dead, cleaning up the rubble, they restart the war. So bloodthirsty for Jewish blood they are.

crystal said...

Sorry, Dina :(

retriever said...

Nice sky, hoping the best for you, and peace.

Nadege said...

I am so sorry Dina!

Mary Gerdt said...

Thinking of you.

Ileana said...

Beautiful!