Wednesday, December 31, 2008
President Shimon Peres in Ashkelon
President Shimon Peres arrived in Ashkelon this morning (Wednesday 31st Dec) to show support for the residents of the area. He visited children in the municipal shelter and while he was here, three rocket-alert sirens went off. He stayed in the shelter, and comforted the children, telling them to continue singing and playing and that we have a strong army who will protect them.
The President also visited the wounded in Ashkelon's Barzilai Hospital and received a briefing from the Mayor of Ashkelon Benny Vaknin. Nicole