I came across of photo from United With Israel, a global advocacy group, taken in Nitzan, Israel.
Nitzan is home to about 600 families, mostly from Gush Katif, where more than 8,600 residents were evacuated and their homes demolished in Israel’s unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip in 2005.
Now living in temporary plaster shelters in Nitzan, just north of the city of Ashkelon, these residents live in constant fear of terrorist and rocket attacks.
Two bomb shelters for their kindergarten classes have been erected.
In this photo, the children are painting murals on the bomb shelter.
It is heart-wrenching that little school children should need bomb shelters to hide in, because they are being targeted by deadly attackers.
What type of world are we living in?
The colorful pictures of water, fish, sand, starfish, clouds, and more is beautiful and serene in the face of the fear these children must face daily.
I have never seen a children’s mural on a bomb shelter, but am grateful for the spirit of these kindergarten children to stand up in the face of evil.
The L-rd “who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.” (Psalm 121)
May these precious children sleep a little better under the protection of G-d and their new bomb shelters.
(Source Photo: United With Israel)