23 March 2011

We're Living in Chelm

18 Adar II 5771

Chelm: "One popular humorous tradition from Eastern Europe involved tales of the people of Chełm, a town reputed in these jokes to be inhabited by fools. The jokes were almost always centered on silly solutions to problems."

IDF on South's Pummeling: Pretend It's Not Happening
As rocket fire and mortar shells slam into Israel's southern communities at an increasing pace, the IDF insists Israelis should pretend there is no war.

The past few days have seen attacks on Be'er Sheva, Ashdod, Ashkelon and Gaza Belt communities, and several Israelis have been injured. Nonetheless, the commander of the IDF Home Front Command's Southern District, Col. Eitan Yitzchak, said on Wednesday that residents should continue their daily routines while paying close attention to the instructions and orders of the Home Front.

Col. Yitzhak emphasized that the Home Front Command would act to "maintain routine life" and determined that "we are not in a time of war." At this stage, the Home Front Command is not planning to open public shelters, because such a step would "convey war," he said.

"There has been increasing fire recently at the Gaza area communities that has reached Be'er Sheva, Ashdod and other southern communities," Col. Yitzhak acknowledged. "We are in an unstable period that requires special preparations on the home front in order to maintain routine life."

'J'lem terror attack doesn't represent a move backwards'Police Insp.-Gen. David Cohen said that the Israel Police and Jerusalem Police were as prepared for Wednesday's Jerusalem terror attack as they could be.

Cohen said that he did not believe that the attack represented a move backwards towards the years of terror attacks, but said that the Israel and Jerusalem Police are fully prepared for any situation.

ARABS OUT OF ISRAEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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