January 13, 2009 / 17 Tevet, 5769.
For eight consecutive years, Sderot residents Sima and Motti Buganim have been living through rocket attacks upon the city. Three times, they survived rocket landings on their property.
“The first two times,” Sima described, “the missiles landed in the yard. The shrapnel hit the house, but we weren’t home. The last time, the damage was much worse, as the missile landed directly on the house. Fortunately, we weren’t home.”
Sima went on to describe life in their home during the last eight years. “Every day,” she lamented, “we go through the day without knowing how it will end. We never know where the next missile will find us – in the yard, or on the way to the supermarket. These are very trying times.”.
Sima’s husband, Motti, was forced into early retirement by health concerns. Sima runs the household proudly and courageously.
“The last time when a missile struck the home,” Sima recalled, “representatives from the Jewish Agency Fund for Victims of Terror came and gave us an immediate grant of 4000 shekels which was very helpful. I bless you for your work and the valuable assistance you provide.”