Dan Gardens Ashkelon
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- TV Channel One Russia
- Swimming pool
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... On one of the first nights I bumped into one of my friends, Michael, who I met in Ramallah who had come to Jerusalem to extend his visa. That evening I got him to tell me all the Jewish stories which he had grown up to know. Growing up in the middle of the countryside it was fair to say that I didn't get to know many Jews and so, in my ignorance, I reveled in finding out more with child-like energy and enthusiasm.
In the time of writing ...
... tunnels were so small we had to squiggle on our stomachs. Overall, our impression was that it was a ton of fun to explore but would have been hot and miserable as a living space.
Shortly after, we stopped off at a gas station for lunch before checking out a nicely preserved theater outside Mareshath-Gath. We bought a few drinks for everyone to share so that the shopkeeper wouldn't bother us, and then we feasted on the sandwiches, ...
... 450 of whom are combat or “lochamim". They are the most forward deployed infantry unit. They were the first into Gaza. And the last out.
For most of these 750 soldiers, up until three weeks ago, any time there was "incoming fire", it was a drill.
Now they are all combat veterans. They know what it feels like to be under fire and to return fire. Many have experienced the pain of losing a friend. Some of them have killed ...
Just a brief note on the day:
No excavation, that's right. Due to rocket launches from Gaza we were instructed to stay at the hotel today. This was for good reason, evidenced by the 5 rocket sirens that went off throughout the day. When the sirens go off, we must all go to the bomb shelters. We were very well protected by the Iron Dome and everyone kept a close eye on the news, ...
... the wall. Hurray! A stone wall! Carrie and I scraped the floor and found another pit in it, kind of annoying. Not many special artifacts today, aside from the piece of Iron Age pottery I found, which means that we are getting closer and closer to the Iron Age and 604. Also, we made a bunch of new units in Joel's square. And yeah, a good work day although I forgot to write some notes down. Remind me tomorrow.