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.

This website was created in 2008 and taken offline in 2018.
Because of the recent Hamas atrocities I am putting this back online for historical purposes.
Israelis have suffered attacks from Hamas for many years.

Sderot, Israel - Photo pages
Page one

Sderot and Beit Hanun - hostile neighbors

view of Sderot
This view of a Sderot neighborhood is from a hill outside town. Hamas wants to make this a "ghost town,"
but so far all they've done is to strengthen the resolve of those who live here, and help create a population
that can live under a rain of rockets and still keep going .

Beit Hanun
This is Beit Hanun, Gaza, in a telephoto picture taken 300 yards from the Israel/Gaza border (not shown).
Beit Hanun is the source of most of the rocket fire directed toward Sderot and the area.

There was sniper fire from the area in the foreground during the previous week. A frequent question I've asked
is why this is tolerated. Responses include a lack of government will, a disregard for citizens of the Sderot area,
and a fear of negative world opinion if a response created severe civilian casualties.

view of Sderot
Sderot is a complex city with many neighborhoods, many filled with elegant houses. It is not the squalid and depressed town
described in many reports, probably written by reporters who spent only a few hours in the town, took one or two photos, then left.

Click on this line for a panoramic view of Sderot taken from this side of the city (above), and then hit the
"return" button to get back to this page. You may need to click on the image to enlarge it.

welcome to Sderot
Welcome to Sderot. A sign welcomes visitors with a counting of the kassam rockets which have fallen on Sderot or nearby.

to Sderot
to Gaza
Directional signs, less than two hundred feet apart, showing the way to Sderot and to Gaza.
The Gaza border is about a mile and a half from the city of Sderot.

link to Google aerial
The map on the left is not to scale. Click on the image on the right for a large Google Earth aerial
showing the proximity of Sderot and Kibbutz Nir-Am to Beit Hanun.