On Wednesday, August 6, I entered “Israel” and “beach” into Twitter and searched for uses of the words over the previous few days. Then I put together the results with selected lines from the Israel Defense Force blog.
We can all have a look at life under Hamas attack.
“Here is everything you need to know about the constant threat Hamas poses to Israel’s civilians.”
“Israel’s citizens are regularly threatened by rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.”
“Hamas and other terrorist organizations launch mortars, rockets and missiles towards Israelis cities.”
“More than half a million Israelis have less than 60 seconds to find shelter after a rocket is launched from Gaza into Israel.”
“Most rockets launched from Gaza into Israel are capable of reaching Israel’s biggest cities, including Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.”
“On November 14, 2012, in response to incessant rocket attacks in the Gaza Strip, the IDF launched Operation Pillar of Defense, a widespread campaign against terror targets in Gaza.”
— keren hitterman (@kerenhitterman) August 4, 2014
“In response to these rocket attacks, the IDF has targeted over 1,474 terror targets using precision attacks to pinpoint terrorists and terror infrastructure while limiting civilian casualties.”
“During the eight days of the operation — and in the weeks leading up to it — life was unbearable for more than 3.5 million Israelis.”
One of the best rated comments on the IDF website reads: “I can’t imagine how citizens of Israel must feel, having to deal with this every day. Thank you for continuing to be brave, and remaining hopeful for peace. G-d bless Israel.”
[Editor’s note: all photos are taken before the latest cease fire]