“Dad, What’s a Killer-meter?”
Received the email below from Lema’an Achai’s David Morris;
Here in Israel, innocent sounding measurements of distance, have turned into death threats.
- One killermeter (km) is the distance/range from a Hamas Sniper in the Gaza strip, firing at the Israeli farmer working in the fields of
Kibbutz Nahal Oz.
- 2 km is from the Hamas mortars (“Patzmarim”) to Israeli families in the town of Sderot (time of flight/warning to take cover: 15 seconds).
- 8 km is from the Hamas rocket launchers (“Kassamim”) to the 110,000 battered residents of the City of Ashkelon
- 20 km is from the Hamas missile launchers (“Ketushas”) to the Town of Kiryat Malachi
- 40 km is from the Hamas enhanced missiles (“Gradim”) to the bunkered-down towns of Ashdod, Beersheba and Kiryat Gat (one minute warning, to take cover or be blown up)
- 44 km is where a “Grad’ Missile has to reach, to hit my home, the kids’ school, our shul – to hit me at this desk, here in Bet Shemesh.
My home is located a half-liter of rocket-fuel away from the bombed
out sites throughout the South of Israel.
It puts our community in the position of being close enough to be
fearful that “we’re next”, while giving us the tremendous opportunity
to bring help to our brothers and sisters now under missile-fire, who
are living in bomb shelters, or risking their very lives to go out to
get a bottle of milk….just a five minute drive from us. [...]