Just got a text from My Israeli: "More sirens and a big boom!" This was her second time in a bomb shelter today.
Meanwhile, Esther Sarah told me about this. The only source I could find online was The Voice of Russia. (Think about that when you get time.)
On Sunday, Israel opened the border crossing “Kerem Sholom” at the border with Gaza for transporting humanitarian cargo.This is the first time that this border crossing is opened since the beginning of the military operation in Gaza.
It is expected that about 120 heavy-duty cars with medicines, household gas containers, food and other goods will be sent from Israel to Gaza through this border crossing.
... 13 Palestinians who need medical help, with accompanying persons, have already been taken to Israel for medical treatment through the border crossing “Erez”.
Voice of Russia, TASS
The only problem with this is that it's a total waste. (Jabotinsky explained it as turning out one's pockets).
Those who take any side other than Israel's are - by definition - irrational, and as as such cannot be swayed by either reason or proof. Not only is the road to hell paved with good intentions, but we've been down it before... to no avail whatsoever:
Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs - 28 March 2008
A Kassam rocket exploded near a kibbutz [Nir Am] nursery on Friday, 28 March, where toddlers aged one and half to two were playing in the yard. The children were taken to safety in a bomb shelter prior to impact. All the windows shattered, pictures fell from the walls and there was great panic. "We were very fortunate that none of the children were injured but they were very frightened. This is the reality they have to deal with," said the kibbutz nurse.
IMRA: Sunday, March 30th, 2008
Summary of Humanitarian Assistance to Gaza Today
IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UPDATE
Approximately 78 trucks of humanitarian aid and supplies were transferred into the Gaza Strip today via Kerem Shalom and Sufa Crossings. The transfer of goods was organized with the aid of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories.
The supplies transferred through the crossings include:
57 trucks through Sufa Crossing containing: powdered milk, dairy products, sugar, cleaning products, washing powder, fruit, rice, fish, meat, flour, coffee, vitamins, carrots, garlic and reproduction eggs.
21 trucks through Kerem Shalom Crossing containing: washing powder, cleaning products, oil, nylon, plastic bags, diapers, hygiene products, jam, shampoo and medicine.