|FOX 17 INFORMER|
‘Imagine a Rocket Being Deliberately Launched at You,’ Local Man Caught in Israel Violence
An Israeli man living in the metro area is visiting family in Jerusalem in the midst of the continuing Palestinian Israeli conflict.
Gil B., says missile sirens sound daily and sometimes hourly in the city, his two young daughters thought the sirens were tornado sirens. Minutes before interviewing him via Skype a missile struck in his area and he and his family were forced to take cover in a nearby bomb shelter.
“Since it started it affects our lives daily, there is not a day that we don’t have one encounter with the situation.”
Israel continues to launch strikes against the Palestinian military group – Hamas in Gaza, keeping up with the rockets that are flying into Israel.
The Palestinian Health Ministry claims 23 people died and thousands more were injured Saturday due to Israeli strikes. Israel’s defense minister’s calling Saturday, “A day full of achievements.”
“They induce fear in the citizens and destroy the daily routine and the safety of citizens and that’s what these rockets aim to do,” says Gil.
Palestinians and Israelis have fought for years over political power. A spokesperson for the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines says this violence poses more of a threat to the country.
“What makes this is different is the number of missiles they are sending in and the fact that they are escalating this situation,” says Mark Finklestein.
Water and electricity have been cut off in parts of Gaza because of the damage from continued fighting. Israel is considering sending troops into Gaze if the violence continues.
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