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There Are No Sirens Before a Stabbing

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The Fellowship prays for the victims of the current terror attacks happening in Israel, and for all Israelis who are currently living in fear because of the attacks happening around their own homes. The people of Israel are hurting, and we can start to understand the panic and stress they feel because of bloggers like Sarah Tuttle-Singer for The Times of Israel, who writes about how it feels to be in the middle of the violence while trying to protect her small children.

Last summer we had a war — but relatively speaking, my kids and I were lucky: Israel has a missile defense system. We have bomb shelters. And we have sirens.

And as soon as those sirens went off, we would run for our lives…

My kids and I had 90 seconds to get from our door to the public shelter — and we still didn’t make it on time every time, before the ground shook and the air shimmered.

But still — I DID know when to run and when to drop to the ground and cover my children with my own body.

And the war ended. (But we still have nightmares)

But this is different now — there is no missile defense system against stabbings.

We can’t lock ourselves in a shelter all day.

Stabbings have no siren so we don’t know when to run.

Tags: Life in Israel , Crisis and Need

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