Friday, July 7, 2006

"cannon fodder"

In the early days of the state here, there were many immigrants to be housed. "Shikunim," public housing, and "development towns," new cities were built in all sorts of places. And the places were not usually the desirable ones.

The borders of the divided Jerusalem were walled with cheap, pre-fabricated apartment houses for the North African immigrants. Jordanian snipers were common dangers for the poor, struggling families.

Today, many of the "new communities" and neighborhoods for the Gush Katif exilees are also dangerous. Ashkelon is the location for many, and Ashkelon is being attacked by the Arabs. One of the injured is a refugee from Kfar Darom.

Other refugees are now in the Negev, in areas also bombed by the Arabs. Another area they are being housed in is Amatzia, which is smack, dab on the old border.

They were safer in Gush Katif.

Shabbat Shalom U'Mevorach

1 comment:

Batya said...

Here's a comment by a former resident of Gush Katif