The decent, human, reaction to someone writing something like what I wrote is "good to hear that you and your family are OK" - and then continue to discuss or argue whatever is on the thread. But I suppose that's just for decent humans.
As to the" points" in your obnoxious comment:
"Rocket" -in quotation marks . Implying that it wasn't a real rocket? This was a serious weapon, carrying 20 kg of explosives.
Casualties: Noone was killed in this event thanks to the early-warning system and the "security rooms" that we have and especially , in this case , the presence of mind of Mrs. Miri Tamano, mother of the family, who managed, at 03:45, in 45 seconds , to wake three kids sleeping in three rooms, and bring them downstairs to the security room and shut the door, just before the rochet demolished the upper floor. If not, we would have had a dead family.
The house that was hit is near here, on a street I go by every day. I'm not an engineer , but the damage is extensive and the house is no longer livable.
Then you invent some silly, half-baked, conspiracy theory- the Israelis fire rockets at themselves. Yeah, sure. Even Hamas doesn't make such claims.
"Grassmowing"- do you realize how offensive to the Palestinians that term is? These are real Palestinian lives , not grass.
And not a single word of condemnation for the terrorist act itself: firing a potentially lethal rocket -meant to kill- at innocent civilians asleep in their homes.
A disgusting and outrageous comment, Annie. You should be ashamed.
the entity known as "Misterioso",
I never blamed the Palestinian people , they are very much the victims. And I ceratainly never rationalized or justified the slaughter of innocent children.
Gaza urgently needs rebuilding . It needs massive investments in infrastructure: power plants, a port, clean water. Investment in agriculture, industry, commerce and an end to the blockade. Sadly, for the Hamas leadership all that boring stuff is way down in their list of priorities. Instead, let's send young men -preferably with some kids-to attack across the fence, lets use baloons and kites to set fire to forests, nature preserves and agriculture...
Annie, The question of why modern Zionism arose in the late 19th century is like asking why the French Revolution broke out in 1789 and not ten years earlier or twenty years later. The answer in both cases is: because that's when conditions were ripe. The rise of modern national movements all over Europe, together with poverty and persecution in Eastern Europe and the emergence of modern , racist, Anti-Semitism in Western Europe and all those factors building on the foundation of the centuries-old yearnings for a return to the homeland.
It's true that most of those Jews who prayed for a return never actually got up and moved there. Reminds me of all those New Englanders who keep saying (usually during the winter) "someday we should move to Florida". But then there are friends and family around, and the kids are in school here and there's a business to run and the huge headache of actually moving…I realize that my analogy here is far from precise, but expecting masses of Jews , in pre-modern times , to leave their homes in Poland or Germany or Yemen and try to make their way to the land of Israel…the practical difficulties would have been overwhelming. So most of them just kept praying, studying and dreaming and ,when the right conditions formed, modern Zionism was born.