The Immovable Stone

The Immovable Stone by MARTY SHOUB

I can well remember the first thuds of the Katyushas on July 16, 2006. This was the first day that Haifa and the surrounding area came under sustained rocket attack. I had the door open and was ready to leave for the Tents of Mercy building when I heard an unfamiliar sound – Katyusha rockets exploding all around me. I was stunned. As a new immigrant to Israel I never had to process this sort of information before. It slowly dawned on me, “Someone is trying to kill us.”