Who cares if the south is bleeding?

That’s the attitude adopted by both the government and the IDF. And it’s dead wrong.

August 18, 2014 16:30

PM Netanyahu, Ya'alon and Gantz in the South. (photo credit: KOBI GIDEON/GPO)

My vote for most outrageous remark of the war goes to an unnamed senior IDF officer who pooh-poohed southern residents’ anger at seeing rocket fire from Gaza resume just two days after the army said they could safely go home.

“It is possible now to be within those areas now just it was possible during [Operation] Protective Edge to be in Tel Aviv and Beersheba, even though there was firing,” he insisted. “This is not a new situation for [southern] residents. They have protected rooms, and with proper protection it is possible to live there ... These communities have been fired on for years and people did not leave because of it.” 


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