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Sunday, June 18, 2006

Have a better week

Our week starts when the stars are out Saturday night. Then we no longer say: Shabbat Shalom, we than say: Shavua Tov, Have a nice week. This morning, Sunday, the first morning of the week, doesn't have such great news:

Qassam rocket
disrupts electricity supply to Sderot

By Avi Issacharoff and Yuval Azoulay, Haaretz Correspondents and Itim

Palestinians fired two Qassam rockets at Israeli targets near the Gaza Strip predawn Sunday.

One rocket hit several electricity poles in the southern town of Sderot and
disrupted electricity supply to the Rabin neighborhood in the town. Power supply
was restored several hours later.

And we can't expect much help and defense from the Olmert government.
So far, the IDF has failed in its war against the rocket launchers in Gaza.
Dispite the blitz of rockets on Israel by the Arabs, the same Arabs are playing on our sympathies to cover medical costs.
Since Hamas came to power, the PA has not transferred money directly to Israeli hospitals. So the Israeli government takes the funds from the taxes that it collects on the PA's behalf and transfers them to those hospitals. But, according to a senior Palestinian official, the Hamas government has other priorities right now: It needs the tax revenues to pay Israel for electricity, gas and fuel. "Patients are less important at the moment," he said.

Let them send their sick to

Have a better week, G-d willing, but it's up to us.

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