Friday, July 14, 2006

A very long evening

Hey JBlogosphere and others...

Sorry I've been out of touch the past few hours. On my way home, about 15 minutes from my house, I received a hot alert of 3 possible terrorists...in our settlement. Phoning my wife to lock the doors, turn out the lights downstairs and stay upstairs, I rushed home with my strobe light flashing, sent out a beeper to our CTU while coordinating with my counterpart who was already home. Rushed into the house, threw on a bulletproof vest, grabbed my M16 -- and my wife, G-d bless her, gave me 2 sandwiches and a bottle of water to break the Fast, (17th of Tammuz), as I rushed out to patrol. Just got back now (4 hours later)...apparently the threat we were worried about didn't materialize.

All of the West Bank is alight tonight with fireworks from the Palestinian villages (along with scattered automatic gunfire), as our neighbors celebrate...the shelling of Haifa.

Haifa was shelled tonight. The rocket swooped over Haifa's bay, the chemical plants and landed in the middle of a road, injuring one person very slightly.

The border is quiet now up North...and no rockets have been shot over at us since 11:00 PM.

Let's hope it stays quiet.

And a good evening to all.

Jameel

Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael

36 comments:

Chaim said...

Stay safe. Keep us updated.

Justin said...

my prayers for you and your family. stay safe.

Kasher said...

jameel

fox news reporting that the iranian guard fired the missles at haifa. can you confirm and, if true, what are the ramifications of that?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Kasher: Sorry man, I'm zonked right now and need to desperately shower, and go to sleep.

My uniform is soaking wet, and Im exhausted.

The ramifications of the Iranian Gaurd shooting the rocket is that Israel will be looking towards Iran and Syria...though the Hizbolla is under orders from Iran anyway. Sorry I can't confirm anything now...Nasralla's not in the mood to talk to Jameel this evening :-)

Justin and Chaim - thanks for the kind wishes. We'll do our best.

Have a good night!

Mississippi Fred MacDowell said...

Stay safe.

Ezzie said...

Hashem Yishmor Aleichem... v'al kulanu.

Irina Tsukerman said...

BH you're safe. Thanks for all the updates.

A Frum Idealist said...

wow.... hashem yishmor.

glad you are back and safe.

any further general updates?

Chana said...

B'H you are safe - stay safe. Laila Tov.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Frum Idealist? General Updates? Yeah...Im gonna be in trouble if I don't shower now.

G'night! :)

(And thanks all)

David Linn said...

Thanks for the updates, stay safe.

jdub said...

get some sleep and I pray you and the entire Muqata clan remain safe.

WBS said...

Ezzie, please translate that.

kasamba said...

Whoa, talk about a crazy night!!!!



May Hashem watch over you, your family and the whole of Klall Yisrael!!!

The Jewish Freak said...

Love the updates. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of Israel.

Lab Rab said...

Thanks for the updates Jameel. I really feel like I'm experiencing the emotions from the Israeli perspective.

Rob said...

Stay safe and may G-d watch over you and your family

~ Sarah ~ said...

thank you for the updates... much more accurate than the newspaper this morning!

take care, stay safe...

PsychoToddler said...

My thoughts are with you and the rest of our brothers and sisters.

Pinchas Floyd said...

can we get you to put your blog on auto-refresh, say, every 30 seconds or so?

:)

stay safe

bec said...

keep your eyes open and be safe. prayers are coming your way. and yes, your wife rules.
thanks for updating us.

Shtender said...

Keep your head down.

Stay safe.

Rebecca said...

stay safe. we're davening for you here in chutz la'aretz

FrumGirl said...

Hope you slept well, Jameel. I dont know if I can sleep, you sleep for me. You certainly need it.... I'm too tense over this....

hagtbg said...

Jameel @ The Muqata,

Stay safe. Stay strong.

May G-d be with you and all of Israel.

Rafi G said...

Jameel - I told you to come with MF to RBS tonight. You would have had a much calmer evening (though he did take some hard questions...).

Kol Hakavod for your dedication.

The back of the hill said...

Keep up the updates, and stay safe.


May everyone we care about, and those whom we do not know but whom we feel a bond with, and the entire nation, stay safe and be strong.

queeniesmom said...

B"H it was nothing. What a way to end the fast.

Hoping you have an uneventful and restful shabbat.

thanks for all the updates. And know that you and all of israel are in our thoughts and prayers.

Kol tov. Shabbat shalom.

Chana said...

I hope you got some sleep, Jameel. It's my turn to try now! Be safe today!

chardal said...

Stay safe.

May Hashem grant us true peace. The kind that can only come from Hashem.

the sabra said...

wbs-"G-d watch/protect you...and over all of us"

Jack's Shack said...

Watch your ass and those around you. Just be careful.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Thanks guys!

Shabbat Shalom - don't know if I'll be updating today...

nyah - probably will :-)

the sabra said...

jameel, do you know if there is a way perhaps to get a photo of a (specific) soldier who was killed?

Bone Crusher said...

Worry not blogreaders, Jameel had me riding shotgun, as usuall.

Anonymous said...

IF you see the ebastards shoot first and ask questions later!

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