March 8, 2016

March 8, 2016
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March 8, 2016 (International Women's Day!)

I can't get the ringing echo of sirens out of my head. This morning in Jerusalem, a 50 year old woman attempted to stab a soldier outside of Damascus Gate. She was shot and killed. Another attempted stabbing in Petah-Tikvah. Then another at Damascus Gate. Then. Tonight in Jaffa. Right near my new home. 12 people stabbed. Attacker shot dead.

I'm scared. I'm scared that it will never get better. I'm scared that my hope is naive. I've only been living this reality for 2 years. Think about those who have lived it for a lifetime.

Greetings from the Unholy Land.

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