A rally in Sderot (Photo: Roee Idan)
YNetNews By: Oded Shalom
Analysis: ‘The photos of Gazans giving away sweets in joy of victory drove people crazy,’ said a protester. In light of last week’s ceasefire, people in Sderot and Ashkelon, where Netanyahu got most of the votes in the last elections, are now questioning ‘Mr. Security.’
The rage that I witnessed in the Sderot protests on Tuesday smelled different, and it wasn’t the thick smoke from the burning tires, that a few teenagers burned in the middle of the road. This wasn’t a spontaneous blowing off of steam, after another round of fighting, sirens, direct hits and explosions.
Yossi Geldati, a long-time Sderot resident, said that the photos of Gazans giving away sweets in the streets in joy of victory drove people crazy. He told me I have to speak to his friend Aryeh Hen, who voted Likud all his life and declared, after last week’s ceasefire agreement, that’s he’s done with them forever. Aryeh told me that he intends to punish the Likud in the next elections, and that “He wouldn’t recommend them going to elections now, since the south is highly disappointed in them.”