This was an unprecedented disaster which Israel lacked sufficient equipment to cope with. There was no days of watching a match struck in slow-motion and dropped as the US had with Katerina. There was no warning, and only equipment sufficient to meet past needs. Modern communications and transportation has made it as easy for nations thousands of miles distant to help each other as it was for cities and towns to respond a few hundred years ago. "Am I my brother's keeper" questioned Cain. Able, who probably would have said yes, was too dead to answer.
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