and daughter (Photo: Dave Bender)
I joined Chabad emissaries, who provided aid and assistance to scores of families afflicted by terrorism, whether in lethal Katyusha rocket attacks or loved ones, sons, brothers and fathers killed and wounded in fighting against Hizbullah in Lebanon.
in the streets of Acco (background pavement),
did this to a street sign pole... (Photo: Dave Bender)
and wounding dozens... (Photo: Dave Bender)
By hammering into residents on the lawn of this building,
as they came out of the bomb shelter for relief, moments
after a previous barrage. (Photo: Dave Bender)
There are many more photos (and a donation page) here: www.TheIsraelHomeFrontFund.org.
I will try to post moving (it was quite wrenching just to photograph this series of stills and video...) video clips as well, on Saturday night (IST), both here and there so please check back.
Meanwhile, here's a related article from The Jerusalem Post:
"There is pain, but it's getting better," said Siyani, who lives in Rishon Lezion and is one of some 400 soldiers wounded in Lebanon, the majority of whom were brought to Rambam.
Though currently he can't use either arm, and has to be fed and otherwise cared for, Siyani was in a good mood. The fact that his comrades come to visit him every day helps motivate him to heal faster. And despite his wounds, there seem to be no regrets and no doubt in his mind about where he'd rather be right now.
"I love serving in the army," he says. "I hope to return as soon as I am better. I protected my land and my birthplace, and even with the injury, I'd do it all over again."