In the past two weeks, there have been three incidents of rockets being fired from Gaza into Israel by Hamas. The most recent rocket landed in an open area near Ashkelon on Saturday. Ashkelon is about 10 miles from the Gaza border. The bomb shelter we are working to provide is only two miles from the Gaza border. The girls at the Eden Center heard the sirens and ran for what protection they could find.
Could this be a precursor to what happened last summer when Israel and Hamas fought a deadly war in which more than 2,100 Palestinians and 72 Israelis were killed? The mayor in Ashkelon is cautioning that Israel is facing the "moment of truth" regarding Gaza. The Israeli government has urged the Palestinians to stop the trickle of rocket fire before the situation deteriorates.
Israel has vowed a "zero tolerance" against attacks and an immediate response to rocket fire. If rockets continue to invade Southern Israel, the summer of 2015 could look much like the summer of 2014, unfortunately. Please pray that this escalation does not occur and pray for peace in the area.
The girls at the Eden Center are so close to the border that they have only 7 seconds to find shelter. We have collected $10,500 toward the $14,000 bomb shelter that is needed for their protection. Our campaign ends June 12th. Won't you consider making a tax-free donation to help us complete the goal and save lives? To learn more about this shelter project, please click here. Click here to donate to this life-saving cause.