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When it Rains it Pours in the Middle East
By Micah Halpern

Tuesday January 19, 2010

I've Been Thinking:

Last week the Ministry of Religion in Hamas-controlled Gaza called for a prayer to ask Allah, in the name of Mohammed, to send down rain.
The Rabbis in Israel have been calling for rain since the first week of December.

This week, everyone's prayers were answered.

The rain came in floods.
It is filling the aquifers, the lakes, the rivers and it is watering the crops.
But nothing is ever simple in the Middle East.

In the Middle East there is a rainy season and there is an arid season. When there is not enough rain the ground turns very hard and when the rain finally does arrive the ground is not soft enough to absorb it. If the ground is not properly prepped during the dry season, disaster will strike during the rainy season. The result is run off and flash flooding, powerful currents of water strong enough to carry away homes and tractor trailers and the people inside them.

Now people are dying and drowning and many are homeless.
Damage to land and infrastructure is significant.

The higher authority heard the prayers.
Local and municipal authorities did not.

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