Imagine you and your kids are walking on a busy street. You promised them ice cream and they are smiling and enjoying life. It’s a beautiful day. All the sudden the alarm sounds. You know what’s coming. You have less than 30 second to find shelter, any shelter. It’s not enough time. You kit the ground and embrace your kids, praying that if a rocket falls anywhere near you the shrapnel hits you and not your kids.
That’s been the reality of Israel for the past 12 plus years.
From the north and from the south, Iran’s proxies (Hamas in the Gaza and Hizballah in Lebanon) threaten civilian populations in cities and towns across Israel. For years Hamas has been gathering rockets and has fired more than 400 at schools and playgrounds in the past year alone.