Dear Ramat Henegev friends,
Yesterday afternoon, the State of Israel launched the “Pillar of Defense” military campaign to eradicate the ceaseless terror and daily barrages of rockets and missiles from the Gaza Strip on the civilian population of the South.
In response to the IDF’s successful “surgical” campaign, the Hamas has retaliated by firing hundreds of missiles and mortar shells on the southern Jewish communities.
Long-range missiles have hit large towns like Ashkelon, Ashdod, Netivot, Sderot, Gan Yavneh, Beer Sheba, and Kiryat Malachi (where, tragically, three people were killed in their homes). Rockets have also fallen in the Otef Gaza region where, though few people have been physically hurt, many are victims of anxiety and trauma.Download the full newsletter