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JAFI War Diary from Southern Israel - Ravit Ohayon-Michal

Reprinted from JAFI.org; original available with other War Diary entries here.
 
December 31, 2008 / 4 Tevet 5769

Ravit Ohayon-Michal's story

The Grad missile that fell in Ashkelon near my home at 5:30 am Shabbat morning changed our entire reality. I now understand the torment of the mothers …

JDC’s Mishol Program Cares for Residents of Kasdor Sderot

Reprinted from JDC.org; original version available here.

December 2008

Since the conflict in Gaza intensified, seventy-five-year-old widow Polina has simply not moved from her apartment in Sderot's Kasdor neighborhood.

Polina relies on a walker to get around due to a loss of sensation in one…

More Map Updates

This morning on the blog, I mentioned how depressing it was updating our 'missile range from Gaza' map. I just saw that Beersheva was hit (read article), so here's yet another updated map that shows how the reach of missiles launched from Gaza-based terrorists has spread across central …

Missile Map

In one of today's more depressing little tasks, I just had to update the map showing how far into Israel kassam and grad missiles can strike. Over the last few days, missiles have hit Ashdod and Kiryat Malachi, which had previously been out of range.

A Return to Hostilities

Recent days have seen an end to the period of relative calm that followed the unofficial ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Here is the official UJC/Federation response to the situation:

UJC/FEDERATION SYSTEM RESPONDS TO GAZA SITUATION

December 29, 2008 -- United Jewish Communities/the F…

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