More sleep than action in army's mock occupation of Ashkelon
'It’s upsetting that to them Ashkelon resembles Gaza, but if this helps, what can we do?' said one resident of the city, which has been the target of rocket attacks.
Ashkelon residents woke on Tuesday morning to find that the Israel Defense Forces had occupied their city - as a drill for one of its periodic incursions into the Gaza Strip. I had been alerted to the exercise at 7 P.M. the previous evening, and only afterward discovered that I’d have to wait several hours until the fateful order was issued.
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