Letters from the Gaza War - 2008-2009

  January 4, 2009 - safe room  
Hi all,

Still day 9 ... more injured soldiers and one dead. More direct hits on houses in Sderot and Ashdod. Lots of you are asking so here goes: Our “safe space“ is the tiny hallway beside our bedroom between the living room and bathroom. The definition of “safe space” is a spot with no outside walls and preferably a concrete ceiling under a second floor. Most kibbutz houses have tile roofs and only one storey although all the newer houses and apartments in Israel have a sort of bomb shelter room.  In apartment buildings without this the instructions are to go to the stairwell as close to the bottom floor … so far this has saved lots of people.

I just got called that tomorrow they are starting to run kindergartens in Ashdod in the bomb shelters and I have been asked to do a music lesson where the minister (she) of education will be coming to see …cross your fingers for me…

bye Tzippi.

    to day 10