The world watched on in shock and horror today as missiles fired from Gaza rained down upon southern Israel. Over 600 rockets were launched, landing in multiple cities. Homes, schools, and hospitals have been damaged, and four innocent Israelis have lost their lives. Tonight, children and their parents will make temporary beds on the floors of their safe rooms.
As always, stories have already begun to emerge of brave Jews who have risen to the occasion in the face of bravery. Volunteers from multiple organizations are on the ground in cities like Sderot, Ashdod, and Ashkelon, aiding those wounded by shrapnel, as well as the many civilians treated for shock. Donations are being collected to aid volunteers in their work, and to replenish their supplies. This is an opportunity for Jews abroad to take an active role in supporting Israelis during this challenging time.
In the meantime, sirens continue to sound throughout the country. It will be a sleepless night for much of Israel’s population.