Hamas keeps firing.
Firing so many rockets,
it was impossible to catch all the names of the locations.
Israel was still under fire,
50 rockets in 6 hours to which Israel did NOT respond.
The photos posted by Arab propaganda have featured
wailing women and blood covered babies.
Of course many of them are from Syria.
There’s one with a baby in a wool winter hat and a heavy sweater,
in the heat of this past week a baby dressed like that
would have died from heat stroke.
Not gory enough? Now they are using
scenes from Hollywood horror movies.
While damage has been limited, all of Israel has been affected.
Thousands of children were brought to Jerusalem from southern Israel for fun days,
and large groups were hosted at the Knesset and Israel Museum.
At a special day camp at Beit Hanasi, the Israeli President’s residence;
President Shimon Peres sat with a group from Kibbutz Saad.
I went to see what was really happening on the Jerusalem, Israel streets,
instead of staying in and listening to all the alerts today.
Sorry Hamas, but these ladies do not look afraid of you,
they were looking for shelter from the sun.
As were my friends who were sitting and talking near a main street.
The big trend on the Jerusalem, Israel streets was staying in the shade.
Not so great for photos, but the cool breeze was nice.
This woman went to the grocery store and returned with her cart full.
And this visiting family said they were concerned,
but not so afraid to be here now,
their taxi arrived and they were off for a fun day.
What a different perspective one has when you arer here,
than that of concerned parents watching from overseas.
(I did love finding out that her family were our old neighbors.)
This woman had her own transportation,
with an Israeli flag and עם ישראל חי sign.
A woman wearing a hijab crossed Azza Street
while at midday two friends met nearby.
Some cafes were almost empty,
but that was because it was a fast day.
Just another ol’ day on the Jerusalem, Israel streets,
not newsworthy with no violence,
after the sirens and rockets of last week, we hope it stays that way.
The Hamas rockets have hit Arab houses in Hebron,
injured Bedouin girls near Beer Sheva,
and knocked out their own electricity.
Each rocket aimed at civilians is a war crime.
All of this must stop.
But as always there is something more…
coming from Jerusalem, Israel.
(please let me know if you hear it here first.)
The International #FirgunDay is on July 17th,
and you are invited to join from anywhere in the world!
Firgun (pronounced FEER-GOON, פרגון)
is a Hebrew word that means a compliment
or act of kindness performed solely to make another person feel good
and without any intention to get something in return.
What do you do on #FirgunDay?
Pick a person or organization which you find inspiring and worth a “Firgun.”
Post on Facebook, twitter, instagram, or any other social media
and explain why that was your choice.
Don’t forget to add the #FirgunDay hashtag!
Help spread the #FirgunDay love and share with your friends,
so they can post there own #Firgun, making another person happy!
בואו נפיץ קצת פרגון! יום פרגון שמח
0 thoughts on “Ceasefire? #Firgun Day from Jerusalem”
Good to see a ground level perspective. So sad that ordinary people have to live lives afraid of attacks.
As as US citizen, born in England, I just feel sad for all the people scared for their children’s lives.
As to blame and propaganda – plenty of that on ALL sides. Let us pray for peace.
Thank you Elizabeth for writing and your concern. We certainly do hope that we can go about normally, not listening for rocket alerts.. very soon.
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