A rocket, fired across the border into Israel from Lebanon last week, narrowly missed injuring dozens of Holocaust Survivors in Acre, north of Haifa. The Holocaust Survivors responded to warning sirens and tried to reach bomb shelters but were unable to do so before the rocket landed, just short of their housing facility. Neighboring houses suffered damage in the attack.
There are three distinct aspects to being called a survivor. The first one, of course, is remaining alive in life-threatening circumstances. By the Grace of God, Israel's 200 000 Holocaust survivors all meet this criterion.
The dire living situation of thousands of Holocaust survivors is a hot political topic in Israel. According to the coalition deal signed by Yesh Atid, a commitment has been made to increase the budget for Holocaust Survivor’s services.