Sderot Media Center responds to The Jerusalem Post article on lull in rocket fire.
“It was surprising to read the JPOST report on May 20, “Qassam Wounds Sderot Woman”
that the May 19 attack took place “AFTER A LULL IN ROCKET FIRE FOR JUST OVER TWO MONTHS”
Daily attacks on Sderot and the Western Negev continue unabated, despite the
fact that the mainstream media downplays the 210 attacks that have hit the south since the
Jan 18 ceasefire, a figure confirmed by the IDF spokesman – an average of almost
two aerial attacks a day.
Every time that Gazans fire at the Western Negev, panic results as
people scamble for shelter.
The result of these attacks has been the spread of mental stress, in epidemic
proportions, and The Sderot Mental Health Center now treats 5,000 people who have been traumatized by
the after effects of daily missile attacks.
What is newsworthy is that on May 19, 2009, the Sderot Mental Health Center announced that it was closing
its doors yesterday, for lack of funding.
Readers of The Jerusalem Post should raise their voices against such a funding cutback.
Sderot Media Center