Elizabeth Browder

15 seconds

What can you do in 15 seconds? If you think alot, think again.

Tie your shoes. Finish drinking a glass of water. Send a text message. That is about it.

For people in Israel, they have 15 seconds to get into a safe room, a bathroom, under a bridge, or get into a shelter when Hamas sends rockets their way. It is not a lot of time to get to safety, but they have been living with it for years. Hamas’ barrage of rockets have been going on for a decade.It is time for it to stop. Israel has launched Operation Protective Edge after a decade of rocket attacks, a decade of terrorist attacks. No other country would be asked to put up with this, yet Israel is being asked to. You can only poke a bear so many times before it wakes up. Israel is awake.

If you want to condemn Israel, and you don’t live there, I suggest a vacation for you. Go to Southern Israel, and spend your days running from Hamas rockets. I am sure your outlook would change. Remember: You only have 15 seconds.

About the Author
Elizabeth is a nurse by profession, and a parent of a dog who thinks she is human. She likes lots of things. She may write about them.