Getting Ready for the Next Round of Missile Escalation from Gaza:
A personal documentary by Noam Bedein
Photo: Rick Burres
In capturing a playground and a bomb shelter in the same photograph, I capture a scene that is both unique and unacceptable in the entire world. The situation of Sderot and the western Negev begs a question– what other western democracy in the world would tolerate even 1 rocket fired at its civilians?
What other country in the world has bomb shelters built alongside playgrounds, schools and kindergartens?
Expecting children playing in their playground to run for their lives within 15 seconds, once the siren-‘Tseva Adom’ goes off has become the norm here.
This summer during the ‘cease fire’ – a special playground was built, like no other in the world- a playground with swings, seesaws, and a concrete sheltered ‘caterpillar’ for children to run to once Qassam rockets and missiles begin exploding upon Sderot when the ‘cease fire’ ends.”