December 31, 2008, - 9:51 am
By Debbie Schlussel
My cousin, Arnie Schlissel, our family historian and archivist, lives in Israel. (Some of us spell it differently, but most Schlussels, Schlissels, and Schlessels are related.) He sends this report about the HAMAS missiles hitting Be’er Sheva, where he and some of the Israeli Schlissels live. Below is a picture of the Schlissel kids’ school, which was hit. This isn’t the first time HAMAS has tried to strike the Schlissel/Schlussel/Schlessel family. A couple of years ago, a HAMAS-allied terrorist group, Ahmed Abu Al-Raeesh Brigades, hacked our family tree website and posted martyrdom propaganda.
Sorry, HAMAS–you missed the Schlissels:
Just to let you know that the Schlissels of Beer Sheva are all ok.
Last night Karen jovially said “I hope the schools will be closed tomorrow.”
She was jovial because she was thinking of a day off. (She’s a teacher).)
I’m sure it never crossed her mind that about 12 hours later it would be hit by a missile.
We are receiving about 1 minute warning before missile arrives, and so we all make sure we have access to safe place. Each of us has a reinforced room in our home that serves as a bomb shelter.
We keep hearing the anti-Israel mainstream media moan about the HAMAS children hit by Israelis. Fortunately, Israel is in a sort of state of emergency, and kids weren’t in this Israeli school, where there are–you know–kids.
Next time you hear anyone say that Israel is using “excessive force,” think about the kids who could have been inside this school, and would have been, had school not been canceled.
Imagine your home, today, on New Year’s Eve, under constant attack by missiles with one-minute warnings, and you and your family hiding in a bomb shelter, like my cousins are doing today. If America responded to try to make it stop, would that be a “disproportionate response”?