Residents of the south are infuriated with senior IDF and government officials for saying that it was safe to go back to their homes in the south of Israel.
The mayor of Ashkelon, Itamar Shimoni said, “When are we going to learn that you don’t talk to terrorist organization, you eliminate terror organizations. By us there hasn’t been a cease fire, and things haven’t returned to normal. We’ve stayed in our protected areas.”
He added that when a terror organization is still able to threaten a sovereign states, it because [the state] only did half the job.
Residents of the south, who just recently returned home, are now leaving to safer areas in the country for Shabbat.