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Bewildered Southerners Ask, ‘Is It Really Quiet Yet?’

If it's safe for southerners to go home, how did Hamas manage to fire 26 missiles at southern and central Israel at 8 am?

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IDF map of terrorist tunnels that were found near Israeli communities near the Gaza border, identified and mapped. July 27, 2014. These were destroyed by the IDF. Residents fear there are more that have yet to be uncovered.

IDF map of terrorist tunnels that were found near Israeli communities near the Gaza border, identified and mapped. July 27, 2014. These were destroyed by the IDF. Residents fear there are more that have yet to be uncovered.
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Instead, the prime minister tendered his sympathies to the families of the fallen and reminded them the war was justified.

“At this time, I would like to send condolences to the families who lost their dear ones in this important operation in defense of the citizens of Israel. I speak to all of them and tell them that their sons fell in a battle that could not be more just. The entire nation embraces them.”

The entire country knows the war was justified, and the entire country was behind the government and the military — and still is. The problem is, will the country feel the same by this time next year?

Rachel Levy

About the Author: Rachel Levy is a freelance journalist who has written for Jewish publications in New York, New Jersey and Israel.


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