Kassam rockets at the Sderot Police Department

Gaza Border

Courage and Determination
along Israel's Gaza Border

This website is dedicated to those individuals who live in the Sderot, Israel, area, and are within range of the thousands of rockets fired from Gaza in the past several years.
 

Sderot, Israel - Photo pages
Page eight
Thursday February 28, 2008, the day after the 40-rocket barrage:
what the New York Times said, and what I saw.


excerpt from New York Times article, Thursday Feb. 28, 2008:

"Rockets again slammed into the Israeli border town of Sderot on Thursday, leaving the streets mostly deserted and the few people who ventured out running for cover.

"Many residents were in a state of panic as a series of rockets fell in the center of town."

Photo at right, and all others on this page, taken between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. in downtown Sderot, Thursday Feb. 28, 2008.

The New York Times decided to emphasize the drama rather than the reality. I was in Sderot about four hours. There were two "color red" alarms as I started walking from Kibbutz Nir-Am, about a mile away, around 1:00, but I heard no others the rest of the day. Again, the residents here may be fearful, which is only natural, but they are tough and will not be scared away.

Sderot street corner


children in Sderot

Yaker and Yedidya
family out walking

Sderot street

grocery shopping

Yeshiva Heder
Yeshiva Heder construction project: building for the future.