“We want a quiet summer, without air raid sirens and without having to pick up and move all over the country. We simply want to be at home and to enjoy ourselves.”
Speaking Sunday at the opening of a film festival in Sderot, President Reuven Rivlin also commented on the current tension in the south.
“When I was asked if I am going to Sderot this evening, I didn’t understand the question,” Rivlin said. “Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Sderot – they’re all the same. No one will disrupt our lives.”
The rocket that was fired Saturday night from the Gaza Strip was found on Sunday in a field of sunflowers in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. Once again, the Israel Defense Forces responded to the rocket fire and launched air strikes against targets in the Strip; and residents of the south have expressed fears about a “rerun” of the events of last summer.
At a meeting Sunday night with GOC Southern Command Major General Sami Turgeman, leaders of the Gaza-border communities expressed concerns about a potential escalation in the area and asked the senior IDF officer for a report on the current situation.
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