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My name is Ayana Neta, and I am 14 years old. I live in Kibbutz Beeri, about 3 km from the border of Gaza Strip. Like Sderot I also live under rockets.

You probably don't even know it, but besides Sderot, there are more places that also get the rockets. One of them is Beeri…

'The influence of the Kassam on my life'

Hello, my name is Lior Tzur, I am 15 years old and I live in Kibbutz Beeri. I want to tell you about the influence of the Kassam on my life.

The Kassam rocket is a primitive home-made rocket for short range produced by the Palestinian terror organization Hamas. Everyday the Kassam rockets ar…

Video: A harrowing escape from Gazan snipers

This intense video shows a reporter from Israel's Channel 2 and his crew coming under sniper fire from Gaza while taping a segment in Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, near Sderot. The camera crew was there because a young volunteer from Ecuador had been killed by sniper fire on Jan. 15 while working i…

Help in a hurry

Worth a read is this article from JAFI about a new program they're using to funnel immediate cash grants (underwritten by UJC and Keren Hayesod) to Israelis directly affected by kassam rockets launched by terrorists in Gaza.

... Since the immediate assistance program started less than a mo…

Arriving in a different country

This posting was written by Karen Katzman, a UJC Community Representative from the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, after a visit to Ashkelon and the Sderot area this week. Yesterday, I joined a group of a dozen UJC Israel senior staff members and several community representatives…

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