Thoughts and prayers today (last night until this evening) for Israeli victims of terrorism, whether military or civilian.
Yes, prayers. And, Yes, thoughts.
Thoughts and prayers are absolutely condemned by the American Dems, who hate God so much as to formulate resolutions against any mention of God. Why?
Thoughts and prayers do not cancelling of DOING SOMETHING. When terrorists in Gaza, unprovoked, send a barrage of nearly 700 rockets into civilian sectors of Israel with deadly effect, and there is mourning in Israel for the victims and their families, it is precisely the thoughts and prayers which bolster a proper military response that could only begin to neutralize the threat into some kind of shaky ceasefire.
For myself, on this day, what with my connection with the victims of the Dophinarium attack, I remember them and their families in a particular way.
There were 120 wounded, maimed, hurt really badly. And twenty one died, some immediately, some after a few days, mostly newly arrived Russian Jewish girls residing in and around Tel Aviv:
- Maria Tagiltseva, 14, of Netanya
- Raisa Nimrovsky, 15, of Netanya
- Ana Kazachkova, 15, of Holon
- Katherine Kastaniyada-Talkir, 15, of Ramat Gan
- Irina Nepomnyashchi, 16, of Bat Yam
- Mariana Medvedenko, 16, of Tel Aviv
- Yulia Nelimov, 16, of Tel Aviv
- Liana Saakyan, 16, of Ramat Gan
- Marina Berkovizki, 17, of Tel Aviv
- Simona Rodin, 18, of Holon
- Aleksei Lupalu, 16, of Ukraine
- Yelena Nelimov, 18, of Tel Aviv
- Irena Usdachi, 18, of Holon
- Ilya Gutman, 19, of Bat Yam
- Roman Dezanshvili, 21, of Bat Yam
- Pvt. Diez (Dani) Normanov, 21, of Tel Aviv
- Ori Shahar, 32, of Ramat Gan
- Yael-Yulia Sklianik, 15, of Holon – died of her injuries on 2 June 2001
- Sergei Panchenko, 20, Ukraine – died of his injuries on 2 June 2001
- Jan Bloom, 25, of Ramat Gan – died of his injuries on 3 June 2001
- Yevgeniya Dorfman, 15, of Bat Yam – died of her injuries on 19 June 2001